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Michael Cave
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4618701 - 06/03/11 03:28 PM

Hi Clint,

I would love to get out there fairly soon to get a peek through "The Pearl".
Very cool!

Mike


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Michael Cave
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4618706 - 06/03/11 03:32 PM

Clint,

By the way, is the dec. motor in the wrong spot on mine?
That shot was just after the SS shafts were put on.
I really need to discipline myself to take pictures as I go along....

Mike


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AdamThor
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Reged: 11/05/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4619505 - 06/03/11 11:33 PM

Hey guys, just wanted to be a part of this highly entertaining and awe inspiring thread and post a picture of my set up. It's not completed, but hey, who's set up is? Always something that you must add! Later this summer I will hopefully be adding a WO Megrez 90 Doublet APO and am Orion Starshoot DSI.



Pardon the childish looking room, hasn't been painted since I was 6, which is pretty bad seeing that I'm 16 now haha, but the astronauts on the wallpaper are still comforting!

Edit: As most of you probably realize, this is a 8" Celestron NexStar SCT mounted on a Celestron CG-5 mount, and then theres a Nikon D70s camera hooked up in the back.

Edited by AdamThor (06/03/11 11:40 PM)


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Gendo
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4634999 - 06/12/11 03:21 AM Attachment (186 downloads)

At one point when I was growing up my dad put up that wallpaper of Space Shuttle Discovery that took up the whole wall in my bedroom. It was quite something.

The permanent pier has finally come this far. Pretty much ready for use.


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rwiederrich
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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: clintwhitman]
      #4651271 - 06/21/11 03:29 PM

Quote:

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

Clint(aveman Whitman




Your mobile set up looks awesome clint. I guess I'm going to be keeping the 10"f/15 in its OB. No takers...I get to keep it.......

It is a continuous project for sure....I'm always tinkering on it and its componants. It's views are stunning and when I stop it down to 8" it is apochromatic. I luv the hands free electric focus too.

Rob


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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4652252 - 06/22/11 04:37 AM

Rob not to many of us big glass nuts around to buy a scope as big as yours. When your triplet lens alone weighs in at 35 pounds and your OTA is tipping the scale at 100 pounds. Then friends that get a view through your telescope of Saturn at 700 power, then just stagger around scratching there head you know your a big glass nut.... I am glad you are keeping the big guy. You deserve it..... Imagine Pons trying to sell his, He has $70k in machining tied up in it. not to mention a 1920 10" Ziess lens.... What would that cost?

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carlo rocchi
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4652856 - 06/22/11 01:30 PM


TELEVUE 102 ON TAKAHASHI EM-200 TEMMA 2M di ASTROGUFO (Carlo Rocchi), su Flickr


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karlz
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Loc: Los Altos, CA.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4660846 - 06/27/11 02:31 AM Attachment (180 downloads)

Replacement for my Mach1...AP1200 on Rob Miller Tri36M tripod.

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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: karlz]
      #4660850 - 06/27/11 02:38 AM

Nice, Karl

What landing pads do you use with the levelers I can see there?

Thanks.

Regards,

skybsd


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jmiele
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: karlz]
      #4661165 - 06/27/11 10:38 AM

Very nice indeed. The tripods are amazing right? Weighs next to nothing. The AP1200 is not even breathing with that load. You can buy more scopes:)
Joe


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karlz
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Loc: Los Altos, CA.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #4662469 - 06/28/11 02:21 AM

I got the pads from TripodPads dot com; they don't fit the adjusters perfectly, but they're still great for protecting the floor when the mount is inside and the aluminum adjusters when it's outside.

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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: karlz]
      #4662495 - 06/28/11 03:14 AM

Hi Karl,
Good to hear from you..,

Quote:

I got the pads from TripodPads dot com; they don't fit the adjusters perfectly, but they're still great for protecting the floor when the mount is inside and the aluminum adjusters when it's outside.




Thanks - I think I saw their adverts on Astromart recently..,

Will look at their website.

Thanks again!

Regards,

skybsd


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germana1
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #4663380 - 06/28/11 03:38 PM Attachment (190 downloads)

Heres Mine waiting for darkness

Edited by germana1 (06/29/11 02:28 PM)


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hori58
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Loc: Bacska Serbia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: germana1]
      #4664713 - 06/29/11 11:34 AM Attachment (142 downloads)

Here is mine second diy GEM inside my OBS.

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rwiederrich
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4664817 - 06/29/11 12:45 PM

Quote:

Rob not to many of us big glass nuts around to buy a scope as big as yours. When your triplet lens alone weighs in at 35 pounds and your OTA is tipping the scale at 100 pounds. Then friends that get a view through your telescope of Saturn at 700 power, then just stagger around scratching there head you know your a big glass nut.... I am glad you are keeping the big guy. You deserve it..... Imagine Pons trying to sell his, He has $70k in machining tied up in it. not to mention a 1920 10" Ziess lens.... What would that cost?




Indeed. Most professionally homemade mounts/scopes fall into a completely different catagory. My 6"f/15 with its Devany Objective(Last one he made) and all its one of a kind unique features(hydraulic pier, dial setting circles, electric helical focuser, and the massive mount itself)is nearly priceless...or so expensive only a few could actually afford it. This new 10"f/15 is not completely unlike the 6"...however. It's design is not as impressive..or well executed. Still...its a monster of a scope(you should know..you've stood next to Pons)

Rob


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #4664909 - 06/29/11 01:33 PM Attachment (197 downloads)

Here is a picture of my mount at TSP this year. Mike Traub

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hottr6
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Reged: 06/28/09

Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #4700942 - 07/19/11 02:13 PM Attachment (143 downloads)

3.5" Meade f/11. I call it the 'Fleabay Scope'. Total investment including 'scope, rings, dovetail, CG5 and surveyor's tripod is less than $300 (including s/h). Yes, the Meade splits Porrima cleanly. If I sell the Meade GEM and CG5 tripod, I may recoup $100, making the total investment $200.

I've an eyepiece that cost more than that.


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #4709482 - 07/23/11 10:47 PM Attachment (122 downloads)

Here is my new CG-5GT.

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northernontario
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Reged: 07/01/09

Loc: Porcupine, Ontario Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: ngc2289]
      #4710137 - 07/24/11 10:52 AM Attachment (120 downloads)

My new to me HEQ5

jake


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Larloch
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: northernontario]
      #4712294 - 07/25/11 04:34 PM Attachment (191 downloads)

This is a Gemini G10 mount, I bought it used, now upgraded to the Gemini Pulsar controller (with the new friction drive motors, being used in the new G53F mount), after the original one died (non-GoTo). Built in the late nineties like a tank, still works perfectly. The capacity is officially rated to 11 kg (24 lbs), but I already saw someone using it with a 6" F/8 TMB achro. My Mewlon 210 is a piece of cake for this instrument.

Edited by Larloch (07/26/11 05:16 AM)


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