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BKBrown
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: Northern Virginia, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: guyinthesky]
      #3780547 - 05/01/10 11:53 PM

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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




Hi John,
Please PM me and let me know how much you would like for the tripod, I'm interested. Clear Skies, BrianB


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Mike Clemens
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Reged: 11/26/05

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: BKBrown]
      #3780605 - 05/02/10 12:57 AM

That little puck under the Mewlon250 looks like a real "weak link" in the chain.

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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: Mike Clemens]
      #3781303 - 05/02/10 12:20 PM

Actually the Tak "hockey puck" is very solid, my deck is the weak link in the chain. I'm bolting the "portable" pier to my patio below. I'll also get a much better view of the South and Western skies (away from the city).

Regards,

Chuck


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Wes James
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: chuckscap]
      #3781414 - 05/02/10 01:16 PM Attachment (285 downloads)

Here's my Trapezium-modified iOptron MiniTower on a Berlebach tripod, eliminating the weak spot in the popular little iOptron mount- the tripod.
Mounted on it are an iOptron 152 Mak- and my homemade Carton-lensed 100mm f/13 refractor.


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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Wes James]
      #3781455 - 05/02/10 01:37 PM

Hello Wes,
Wow!

Talked about "armed and ready" - That's one "dangerous" looking set up, there

Which Berlebach tripod have you got under there?

Regards,

skybsd


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kw6562
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Reged: 06/25/08

Loc: MA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #3794780 - 05/08/10 10:46 PM

I just replaced an LXD75 with an Atlas on my pier. The pier adapter was based on a design I found online, and it was made for me by a machinist at work as a (very generous) favor. The scopes are a Meade 8" SCT and an f/6 100mm refractor which is mostly used as a guidescope. A 3/4" aluminum plate holds 2 ADM Vixen-style saddles. Weight is about 36 lbs. which is a little close to the 40 lb. spec but this mount has ceramic bearings and may be underrated. I think I've got it balanced well (note the forward weight on the refractor). In any event I don't plan on adding anything else right now. So far the difference between it and the 75 is outstanding (the 75 is rated at 30 lbs. and I had it configured with about 27 lbs., so the margin is similar). The Cloudy Nights forums have been of great value to me in building this setup - I appreciate all of the comments from the community.

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kw6562
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Reged: 06/25/08

Loc: MA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: kw6562]
      #3794782 - 05/08/10 10:47 PM Attachment (283 downloads)

Whoops, forgot the pic....

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Takaholic
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Reged: 01/12/10

Loc: Burnaby, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3803945 - 05/13/10 06:40 PM Attachment (283 downloads)

Just got this yesterday, Max Load.

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drksky
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Reged: 09/01/09

Loc: Bloomington, IL
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Takaholic]
      #3804021 - 05/13/10 07:10 PM Attachment (259 downloads)

Not just the mount, but the whole imaging set-up. Man, is that LED on the SSAG bright, or what?

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plyscope
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Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Takaholic]
      #3804028 - 05/13/10 07:16 PM

The Max Load looks great, I want one!

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BKBrown
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Loc: Northern Virginia, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jmasin]
      #3804187 - 05/13/10 08:41 PM Attachment (226 downloads)

Here is my newly upgraded Atlas equatorial head on a Losmandy HD tripod...the "Atlosmandy" hybrid. This thing is rock solid and I have no worries about imaging with a C11 in this configuration. Thanks for looking!
Clear Skies, BrianB


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ion
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Bortle Scale 2
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: BKBrown]
      #3818173 - 05/20/10 06:07 PM





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saadabbasi
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: 29N
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ion]
      #3818391 - 05/20/10 08:17 PM



My humble setup.


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gwmorris
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Reged: 05/18/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3824596 - 05/23/10 08:13 PM Attachment (256 downloads)

Just got my Particle Wave Technologies Pinnacle portable pier (7"). Just a quick shot with most everything mounted.

Gary


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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: gwmorris]
      #3825097 - 05/24/10 03:10 AM

Hello Gary,
Fantastic set-up there!

Congrats on the new pier!

Regards,

skybsd


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eric_zeiner
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Reged: 12/09/06

Loc: Georgia USA 34 31'57.18N 83 53...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #3827610 - 05/25/10 10:13 AM Attachment (218 downloads)

Here is my "Turco" Model II Crutch Tripod and Alt/Az Mount with my Orion 100mm f/6 on it. I completed the tripod and mount project back on 30 March and the whole project less the scope cost me right around $100.00 It is very sturdy, the wood part is made of solid cherry that has been screwed, glued and doweled and I figure it will easily hold 50#. My inspiration for this was from Ed Turco, a long time CN member and ATM'er.

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eric_zeiner
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Reged: 12/09/06

Loc: Georgia USA 34 31'57.18N 83 53...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #3827621 - 05/25/10 10:17 AM Attachment (186 downloads)

Here is another

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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #3827946 - 05/25/10 12:45 PM

Hello Eric,
Looks great to me..,

Excellent job, there!

Regards,

skybsd


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eric_zeiner
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Reged: 12/09/06

Loc: Georgia USA 34 31'57.18N 83 53...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: skybsd]
      #3828020 - 05/25/10 01:19 PM

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Hello Eric,
Looks great to me..,

Excellent job, there!

Regards,

skybsd




Thanks!!!


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10000rpm
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Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Equatorial Singapore
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #3843458 - 06/02/10 08:39 PM

Hey Eric,

Niiiice! Are those tripod legs originally crutches?


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