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Sean Cunneen
Let Me Think
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Reged: 08/01/07

Loc: Blue Island Illinois
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: alpal]
      #4475500 - 03/26/11 12:46 PM Attachment (290 downloads)

I have spent the last couple of weeks rebuilding my mount, addressing some issues and adding geared assemblies for both axis.

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Lagonda
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Reged: 04/09/10

Loc: Zg, Croatia, Europe
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #4486075 - 03/31/11 04:55 AM Attachment (306 downloads)

Here is my new AP 900GTO.

Edited by Lagonda (03/31/11 04:58 AM)


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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: Lagonda]
      #4486091 - 03/31/11 05:20 AM

NICE!!!

Regards,

skybsd


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Lagonda
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Reged: 04/09/10

Loc: Zg, Croatia, Europe
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #4486093 - 03/31/11 05:30 AM

@skybsd: Truly remarkable piece.

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tomchris
professor emeritus


Reged: 12/22/10

Loc: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4486275 - 03/31/11 08:42 AM Attachment (262 downloads)

I couldn't help but post my TV-85 on my DiscMount-4 with Sky Commander. A plug for the great self-crafted mounts of Tom Peters is worth getting out. It's on a Manfrotto/ Gitzo G-415 tripod for a quick "Grab & Go". I also have the Tom Peters beautiful wood tripod for steadier work. BTW, I have no affliation with DiscMounts, but they're the best Alt-Azimuth mounts out there, IMHO.

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nawgonog
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Reged: 03/10/11

Loc: Norcross, GA, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: tomchris]
      #4486781 - 03/31/11 12:47 PM

How does the DiscMount move? Are there slow motion controls, or built in motors? Or do you have to push on the ota?

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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: nawgonog]
      #4486823 - 03/31/11 01:02 PM

Its a manual Alt-Az mount - so you push the scope, or use the optional handle

Regards,

skybsd


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Phil Frederick
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 12/19/05

Loc: Seattle, WA & La Paz MX
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #4486922 - 03/31/11 01:47 PM Attachment (219 downloads)

Another plug for the DM4...just a superb alt-az mount. DM4 on a modified Stellarvue Stablelock tripod with my M6511.

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Phil Frederick
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 12/19/05

Loc: Seattle, WA & La Paz MX
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Phil Frederick]
      #4486927 - 03/31/11 01:48 PM Attachment (197 downloads)

...one more.

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SPACEMAN
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Reged: 01/30/05

Loc: grömme,Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Phil Frederick]
      #4488493 - 04/01/11 03:45 AM

thats a nice looking setup Phil!

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Carl W
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Reged: 10/04/10

Loc: Twin Cities, MN
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4548398 - 04/27/11 07:41 PM Attachment (181 downloads)

Here's mine. Yes that is 47 lbs. of counterweights on the Atlas. 'Course I had to modify things a bit to get away with this. I have yet to discard a single 5 minute sub due to tracking problems!
Carl


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Toml08
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Reged: 01/08/11

Loc: Evergeen, CO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Carl W]
      #4560550 - 05/04/11 02:34 AM

Here's a couple of pictures of my setups. Looking to add CGE if I can find a good deal.
Clear skies,
Tom.



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Gene Hunter
sage
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Reged: 12/29/07

Loc: SC
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Toml08]
      #4561926 - 05/04/11 06:44 PM Attachment (141 downloads)

Decided to build an observatory to house it. Too big for the old one. should be done this summer.

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JSeay86
sage


Reged: 04/26/09

Loc: Tulsa, OK
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Gene Hunter]
      #4576624 - 05/12/11 02:38 AM

Just received this 2 days ago, and I'm waiting on the power supply to test everything out!



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David PavlichAdministrator
Transmographied
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Gene Hunter]
      #4576876 - 05/12/11 09:02 AM

Quote:

Decided to build an observatory to house it. Too big for the old one. should be done this summer.




Hey Gene...could you give a brief description of the mount's inner workings and the scope that will grace it? Thanks!

David


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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4577423 - 05/12/11 01:50 PM Attachment (192 downloads)

Here is a picture of part of our mount system for a Questar 7, which will be arriving in due course.
P.W.T. made the tristand and a custom wedge for us.

This is our 10" X 32" Monolith, portable pier with full index / universal adapter.


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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Mike E.]
      #4577432 - 05/12/11 01:55 PM Attachment (200 downloads)

Here's another photo with the optional extention for refractor use. (Just sitting on top for the photo.)


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Bob Myler
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Mike E.]
      #4577992 - 05/12/11 07:12 PM

Nice. Which leg does Neil Armstrong climb down?

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NeoZavier
sage


Reged: 03/22/10

Loc: Puerto Rico
Re: recent work on new mount [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4578428 - 05/12/11 11:39 PM

It really does look like a lunar lander!!! Jajajaja

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: recent work on new mount [Re: NeoZavier]
      #4579740 - 05/13/11 03:09 PM

Bob, as an amateur machinist myself, I couldn't imagine a better tripod.
The legs are machined from aluminium billits, strong enough for King Kong to climb down.


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