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Deep13
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/25/05

Loc: NE Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: charles genovese]
      #3709069 - 03/27/10 07:37 PM

Quote:

Cave observatory "binocular mount"



LOL


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: charles genovese]
      #3712451 - 03/29/10 12:25 PM

Charles Genovese,

, that's some Binocular Mount.

,

Tom


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rwiederrich
Goldfinger
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Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: charles genovese]
      #3713195 - 03/29/10 06:50 PM

Quote:

Cave observatory "binocular mount"




I wish I had 3 of those counterweights..I only have one.

You need a bigger scope for that mount.....

Rob


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charles genovese
professor emeritus
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Reged: 02/04/06

Loc: Madisonville Louisiana
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3713675 - 03/29/10 10:23 PM

Oh I have the 16" f/6 that came with it(and a 16" f/4.5 I need to make rotating rings for)but I havn't gotten around to restoring the OTA. primary looks OK (needs recoating) but I just can't get into yhe 175# OTA with a 55# 3 1/2" thick piece of glass. ( have 200# of counterweights)

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rwiederrich
Goldfinger
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Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: charles genovese]
      #3714296 - 03/30/10 09:15 AM

Quote:

Oh I have the 16" f/6 that came with it(and a 16" f/4.5 I need to make rotating rings for)but I havn't gotten around to restoring the OTA. primary looks OK (needs recoating) but I just can't get into yhe 175# OTA with a 55# 3 1/2" thick piece of glass. ( have 200# of counterweights)




The science professor who gave me mine kept the 16" scope and converted it into a Dob. I'd shure love to get a hold of a 3.5" thick 16" mirror for my new project...weight isn't an issue.

I'm using my heavely modified Cave OB series GEM for my homemade 10"f/15 refractor....

Rob


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charles genovese
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3715892 - 03/30/10 11:18 PM

Rob- interested in the Cave mirror? I would consider selling the OTA or parts

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ottovonrotton
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Reged: 01/01/09

Loc: Where is Port Perry?
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: charles genovese]
      #3720801 - 04/02/10 01:21 PM Attachment (317 downloads)

The Human Mount.........

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skybsd
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ottovonrotton]
      #3720844 - 04/02/10 01:35 PM



Now THAT'S what I call value for money!

Regards,

skybsd
Quote:

The Human Mount.........




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chuckscap
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Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #3733509 - 04/08/10 08:48 PM

My new mount ...





Chuck


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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: chuckscap]
      #3733906 - 04/09/10 02:23 AM

Hello Chuck,
That's the Parallax Instruments 150 you were refitting with Gemini, is it not?

Looks great.

How successful was the Gemini refit?

Regards,

skybsd


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chuckscap
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Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #3734050 - 04/09/10 05:56 AM

Yes, thanks! My Mewlon 250 is going to be too small lol need a bigger scope! That tiny thing bolted to the top of the saddle plate is a 12" Robin Casady dovetail saddle. The Gemini with Maxon motor retrofit is back ordered. I ordered it about a month ago, it's still 3 months out.

Two more pictures with my Mewlon 250 on it. Either the pier's too high or I definitely need a bigger scope!







Chuck

Edited by chuckscap (04/09/10 05:18 PM)


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dbjohnso67
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Reged: 04/18/10

Loc: Illinois
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3770314 - 04/26/10 08:14 PM Attachment (176 downloads)

Just a pic of the R200SS on the Atlas

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guyinthesky
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Reged: 04/13/07

Loc: western ma.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: dbjohnso67]
      #3776480 - 04/29/10 08:19 PM Attachment (184 downloads)

losmandy gm-8 on 8" cement pier.

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guyinthesky
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Reged: 04/13/07

Loc: western ma.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: guyinthesky]
      #3776496 - 04/29/10 08:24 PM Attachment (155 downloads)

another gm-8 pic.

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nemo129
Post Laureate
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Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: guyinthesky]
      #3776506 - 04/29/10 08:29 PM

John,
Do you cary the gm-8 out for each observing session, or just cover it over during non-use?


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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: guyinthesky]
      #3777030 - 04/30/10 02:12 AM

Hello,
Nice set up there..,

Love the skies in the background, too!

Regards,

skybsd


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guyinthesky
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Reged: 04/13/07

Loc: western ma.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: nemo129]
      #3777889 - 04/30/10 01:16 PM

Quote:

John,
Do you cary the gm-8 out for each observing session, or just cover it over during non-use?


hi, i have rollaway shed and pier. its a tiny one, 36x32 base. it all 2x4 construction/insulated with pink styro. i built it for my cg5 and scope, and now with the gm-8 the scope wont fit. im hoping when i get the g-11 it will clear the roof or i will have to buy taller wheels! i only carry in the scope and ep/cam box . john

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nemo129
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Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: guyinthesky]
      #3777946 - 04/30/10 01:42 PM

John,
Thanks, it was not clear from your pictures that you have an enclosure for the pier...great sky shots though!!
Did your G-11 show up yet? I bet that will keep you busy for a while!


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guyinthesky
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Reged: 04/13/07

Loc: western ma.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: nemo129]
      #3779897 - 05/01/10 03:18 PM Attachment (222 downloads)

yes! it came today im all tingling with excitement, got it on the pier, but also waiting for the clouds to show up. i bought the stock g-11, once im sure everything works i will transfer the gemini from the gm8 to the 11. anyone need a g11 tripod? it would be nice to sell to to a local astronomer cheap instead of ebay. here is a pic of them side by side. john

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nemo129
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Loc: WMass
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: guyinthesky]
      #3780414 - 05/01/10 10:11 PM

John,
Nice picture...the G11 is just a bit beefier! I am not sure my CGEM would fit on a Losmandy tripod, but I agree it would be better to do a local deal and skip the shipping and eBay experience.
Lots of clouds here tonite...they chased me in last night after a decent first light on my new refractor..it would be a nice finder for your TEC 140!!


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