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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.]
      #4579859 - 05/13/11 03:58 PM Attachment (149 downloads)

NeoZavier, actually "THIS" is what part of the first lunar lander looks like now.

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DarkSkys
professor emeritus
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Reged: 10/11/10

Loc: In the dark desert of Eastern ...
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Mike E.]
      #4582440 - 05/15/11 12:00 AM

My mount. 1.25" shafts rideing on bronze bearings.




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Bob Myler
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: DarkSkys]
      #4584024 - 05/15/11 09:30 PM

Quote:

My mount. 1.25" shafts rideing on bronze bearings.







Excellent work. Looks very similar to the 6" reflector described in Allyn J. Thompson's "Making Your Own Telescope".

Did you base the design on his book?


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DarkSkys
professor emeritus
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Reged: 10/11/10

Loc: In the dark desert of Eastern ...
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4586164 - 05/17/11 02:10 AM

Quote:

Quote:

My mount. 1.25" shafts rideing on bronze bearings.


Excellent work. Looks very similar to the 6" reflector described in Allyn J. Thompson's "Making Your Own Telescope".

Did you base the design on his book?




Sadley I can't take credit for the beauty, the mount was one a freind in the local club had and was going to throw away,He built it back in the 50's and it was sitting unused sence the 90's.
I built the OTA, spider, the primary cell, the finder and the RotateingTube/mounting saddle setup. I just restored the Eq mount and peir,the Dec axis was rusted solid and the wood was water damaged from years of dew.


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Michael Cave
sage
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #4596035 - 05/22/11 11:39 AM Attachment (150 downloads)

Nice and clean pipe mount there!
My first scope had one near like that, except for the wood.
Here's one of my mounts.

Mike


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Michael Cave
sage
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4596047 - 05/22/11 11:45 AM Attachment (138 downloads)

Next...
a closer shot of the counter weights.
Really rough looking so, had them turned
down to make nice. Just a very small bit
of material had to be removed.

Mike


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Michael Cave
sage
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4596139 - 05/22/11 12:23 PM Attachment (146 downloads)

Another mount, just took this shot a few minutes ago.
Nice sunny day here.

Edit: tried to remove some color but, all this
chrome messes with my old camera....couldn't do it.

edit: going to turn down these counterweights too and, am now making new s/s shafts for this mount as well...

Mike

Edited by Michael Cave (05/22/11 03:20 PM)


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Bob Myler
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4596360 - 05/22/11 02:08 PM

Beautiful restorations there, Michael. And nice touch on those counter weights! If carbon steel, I assume you keep them lightly oiled?

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Michael Cave
sage
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4596474 - 05/22/11 03:10 PM

Thank You Bob for the comment,

Never have oiled them...yes, even here in muggy STL!
Did this about eight years ago and they still look the same with no tarnishing.

I thought it was supposed to rain this weekend, I was out last night with the ten inch and Saturn in the eyepiece
putting crazy power on it, and was going past midnight with no rain and fairly steady skies.
Worried that the weathermen elite here got it right, i packed up....could have stayed out a couple more hours.

Mike


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jmiele
Patron Saint?
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4597128 - 05/22/11 09:20 PM

Very impressive. Joe

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Bart
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/28/06

Loc: Somewhere near Charlottesville...
Re: recent work on new mount new [Re: Mike E.]
      #4600203 - 05/24/11 12:47 PM



My new mount, a Losmandy G11/G2. The C11 is new also.

Been cloudy since I received them.


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rwiederrich
Goldfinger
*****

Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Toml08]
      #4602558 - 05/25/11 03:37 PM Attachment (151 downloads)

Most recent pic of my homemade 4" shaft GEM with 12" drive gears....and setting circles. Just the right size for the 12" tubed 10"f/15 on top.

Rob


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frolinmod
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4602817 - 05/25/11 06:01 PM

Rob, your scope and pier remind me of the Lick telescope up on Mount Hamilton just East of San Jose, California.

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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: frolinmod]
      #4604155 - 05/26/11 11:51 AM

Quote:

Rob, your scope and pier remind me of the Lick telescope up on Mount Hamilton just East of San Jose, California.




thank you.....however..being only a 10"...mine will do.

Rob(The 10" at Gold Mtn)(Largest telescope on the Mtn)


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Paul Romero
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/05

Loc: Reno, NV
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4604548 - 05/26/11 03:32 PM

Rob,

Your scope brings back memories of the Lick scope for me too! thanks for the photo.

Paul


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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: Paul Romero]
      #4604587 - 05/26/11 04:01 PM

Quote:

Rob,

Your scope brings back memories of the Lick scope for me too! thanks for the photo.

Paul




Thanks Paul. Actually I never had the Lick refractor on my mind when I built it...I was thinking more of a *Buck Rogers* theme.....Star Trekin across the Universe......

Rob


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Joe Ogiba
Postmaster
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Reged: 02/14/02

Loc: NJ USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4609969 - 05/29/11 08:21 PM

Tele-Optic Giro-2 Deluxe Alt-Az Mount


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canukLX90
professor emeritus


Reged: 12/25/08

Loc: B.C. Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #4611227 - 05/30/11 02:54 PM Attachment (163 downloads)

Just wanted to say "Thank you" to ADM for producing well
designed, machined, and finished products. The products
provide robust mounting options which are easy to adjust
for balance. Here is my SBS setup on an AP900GTO.

PJ


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skybsd
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: canukLX90]
      #4611243 - 05/30/11 03:02 PM

Hi PJ,
Nice set up there.,

Do you have additional photos that show more details of the SBS assembly on your AP?

Thanks.

Regards,

skybsd


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clintwhitman
Caveman
*****

Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4618176 - 06/03/11 10:31 AM Attachment (159 downloads)

Rob, Still looking good. Looks like your keeping the 10" going!

Michael, love those Cave mounts! Classic and all heck!!

Well the Series II on the new portable pier is ready for the Classic Star party At Mnt Pinos, July 29 - 31. I have had this mount under the 9" F10 Astro Phyisics refractor and it is a joy to operate. Stable as all get out and just plain fun to use. The scope will be at 8500 feet once again on July 29th CSPAMP 2011 is free and the perfect weekend star party for this economy!!
Clint(aveman Whitman


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