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TONGKW
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Reged: 01/16/07

Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: Pollux556]
      #3944701 - 07/26/10 07:31 AM Attachment (177 downloads)

Herwith is my Kenko GEM1 eq mount in AltAz mode with a Vixen SS100 achromat refractor OTA (100 mm f/6.8).

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST


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neo
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Reged: 02/12/08

Loc: Iasi, Romania
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: TONGKW]
      #3944909 - 07/26/10 10:12 AM Attachment (172 downloads)

The little mount that could....

Nothing fancy, just my home made mount carrying my home made 70mm, f/6 RTF refractor


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nightowl
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Reged: 08/02/04

Loc: los angeles, ca, but my "real"...
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: neo]
      #3944915 - 07/26/10 10:16 AM

Quote:

The little mount that could....

Nothing fancy, just my home made mount carrying my home made 70mm, f/6 RTF refractor




That's sweet Neo...the machining is very clean and the minimalism is wonderful. Did you mate your mount to an LXD 55 tripod? Clear skies!


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neo
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Reged: 02/12/08

Loc: Iasi, Romania
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: nightowl]
      #3944976 - 07/26/10 10:51 AM Attachment (145 downloads)

Thanks nightowl !

I've machined as little as possible on this one. The arms of the fork are in fact metal pieces (I don't know the exact term) used in wood buildings to reinforce the structure. It was very useful bicouse the holes are readily made so I just could assemble everything.

No, I haven't used a LXD tripod, but it could be done with a simple adapter, I'm sure. The fork is fixed on a simple aluminum disk laying around, seating on a teflon washer on the base of the tripod. The tripod it's from some old Eq2 mount.

Edited by neo (07/26/10 10:53 AM)


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Traveler
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Reged: 08/19/07

Loc: The Netherlands
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: neo]
      #3945180 - 07/26/10 12:41 PM

Nice Alex!

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TONGKW
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/16/07

Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: TONGKW]
      #3948821 - 07/28/10 06:10 AM Attachment (161 downloads)

Here is myCelestron C5 on a modified AltAz mount with a Velbon carbon fiber tripod. It is modified from a Mini Porta clone and the whole set up can be put into a small back pack for travelling。
K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST


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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: TONGKW]
      #4100905 - 10/08/10 10:44 AM Attachment (129 downloads)

Yet, another alt/az acquisition for me.
Unistar Deluxe on Oberwerk wooden tripod.


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mattyfatz
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: Jim7728]
      #6160848 - 10/27/13 02:22 PM

This thread is worth resurrection

Alt- Az eye candy

More to follow


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mattyfatz
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #6160991 - 10/27/13 03:46 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

My Dwarf Star and C6 is the perfect Grab and Go setup..

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