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chuck52
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Reged: 12/03/09

Loc: Quartz Hill,California
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: jwheel]
      #5512294 - 11/09/12 08:49 PM

Very nice mount for sure.What diameter are the shafts? Great work on the optical tube too! As others have said,very inspiring!

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Traveler
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/19/07

Loc: The Netherlands
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: chuck52]
      #5514005 - 11/11/12 05:47 AM

What a nice mount!

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Mirzam
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Reged: 04/01/08

Loc: Lovettsville, VA
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: Traveler]
      #5514066 - 11/11/12 08:07 AM

Very nice job on the mount! How did you connect the RA axis to the wooden declination mounting plate?

JimC


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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5515149 - 11/11/12 10:01 PM

Quote:

Simply Beautiful.

Gatta love Pillow Block Bearings.

Do you have any plans drawing s or specs so others
might be able to buil something simular.

Alan O.


Hi starquester,

I have some drafts, but nothing technical. I thought to do some to share, but I need time. If I get that, I will publish here.

Regards,
Delberson.


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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5515154 - 11/11/12 10:04 PM

Quote:

I was lucky to be able to go to Stellafane 3 times.


Hi starquester,

It's a dream for me to go there someday.

Regards,
Delberson.


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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: chuck52]
      #5515159 - 11/11/12 10:09 PM

Quote:

Very nice mount for sure.What diameter are the shafts? Great work on the optical tube too! As others have said,very inspiring!


Hi chuck52,

The diameter of the shafts is 1.25" of inox steel.

Regards,
Delberson.


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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5515182 - 11/11/12 10:20 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

Quote:

Very nice job on the mount! How did you connect the RA axis to the wooden declination mounting plate?

JimC


Hi Mirzam,

I believe an image can answer your question better than words. Ok?

So, here is:

Regards,
Delberson.


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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: starfall00]
      #5515186 - 11/11/12 10:21 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

One more:

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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: starfall00]
      #5515206 - 11/11/12 10:30 PM

Thanks so much to everyone who left your kind words to my project.

Clear and dark skies for us,
Delberson.


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TileArt
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Reged: 09/13/12

Loc: Fort Collins, Colorado
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: starfall00]
      #5515423 - 11/12/12 01:32 AM

That is a beautiful mount Delberson! Well done.

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StarWrangler
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Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: starfall00]
      #5515810 - 11/12/12 11:20 AM

He Delbersony,

That would be really cool.

Alan O.


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StarWrangler
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: starfall00]
      #5515820 - 11/12/12 11:24 AM

Hi Delberson,

I Highly recomed Stellafane to everyone who gets a chance to go.

Alan O.


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rogercelliott
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Redding, CA
Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5516351 - 11/12/12 05:19 PM

Really nice to see another homemade mount! Nice wood! My shafts are just cold rolled steel so I have to keep spraying them with rust inhibitor! Where did you get your gears? My clock drives were made by Optic Craft Machining...

Cheers
Roger


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starfall00
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Reged: 12/23/10

Re: German Equatorial Mount (Homemade) new [Re: rogercelliott]
      #5522510 - 11/16/12 09:35 AM

Hi Roger,

I love homemade mounts, however, there is so few projects in Brazil. My DEC gear was bought on eBay and it belongs to Orion EQ-5 mount. The AR gear was made by a renamed brazillian ATM, Mr. Pires, Darío.

Thanks,
Delberson.


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