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hori58
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Reged: 08/19/09

Loc: Bacska Serbia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: hori58]
      #4972813 - 12/18/11 04:01 PM Attachment (148 downloads)

Barndoor tracker test Pentacon135/2.8 canoneos
400d.

Edited by hori58 (12/18/11 04:04 PM)


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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: Charlie Hein]
      #4994641 - 12/31/11 06:45 PM Attachment (203 downloads)

Ten pounds of lovely ADM aluminum perched upon an Atlas:

D Series Dual Saddle
Vixen Side-By-Side Mounting System
D Series Male to V Series Male dovetail bar
Max Guider MAX-F

(The 7/8" thick puck, from an old TSS saddle, provides more clutch knob clearance than the 3/16" ADM unit.)


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JoseBorrero
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Reged: 09/04/09

Loc: Puerto Rico Island
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ion]
      #4996295 - 01/01/12 07:01 PM Attachment (162 downloads)

My G-11 begging for a clear night!

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MadHungarian
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Reged: 11/18/10

Loc: Rainy WA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #5013269 - 01/12/12 02:50 AM Attachment (140 downloads)

My new Wheeley Bars for my mount...

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Joplin Motisher
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5017912 - 01/14/12 09:39 PM Attachment (147 downloads)

Pentax MS-3n mount w/ integrated 12V RA drive and tangent style slow motion controls for RA and DEC. Pentax rated this mount at +/- 10 arc seconds periodic error. Really nice built in illuminated polar scope under the caps. I've done 1 min. exposures at 800mm and gotten perfect tracking. This is an older picture of it that shows clamshell for a Pentax 75mm SDHF which I sold. I made a 12" pier extension for it since the tripod is quite short and fitted a Vixen style dovetail clamp to it. I use this mount with a Vixen FL80S and ED102S pretty often.

Joplin


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jrosario01
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Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Miami, Fl
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #5036896 - 01/25/12 10:55 AM Attachment (117 downloads)

Here is my minitower pro..

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jrosario01
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Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Miami, Fl
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #5036984 - 01/25/12 11:42 AM Attachment (109 downloads)

here is my cg-5gt...

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Dave MModerator
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jrosario01]
      #5039588 - 01/26/12 05:44 PM Attachment (128 downloads)

My completed rig, AP900GTO with Takahashi FSQ106, Stellarvue F50W3 finder/guider, Starshoot Autoguider.

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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: Dave M]
      #5041510 - 01/27/12 06:56 PM

"Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of Gaia (the Earth) and hold up Uranus (the Sky) on his shoulders, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace."--Atlas (mythology)



"Thus he became the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve."

*DUAL-EQG-SAD / MAX Guider / EQD6
*152mm Lunt 900mm f/6.0 @ <0.65A
*060mm Lunt 500mm f/8.3 @ <0.75A


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Dan M
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Reged: 10/11/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ion]
      #5041686 - 01/27/12 08:53 PM Attachment (119 downloads)

The "Blues Brothers", Losmandy GM100 and Losmandy GM200.

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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: Dan M]
      #5041717 - 01/27/12 09:21 PM

Atlas loaded for a night of imaging:



*DUAL-EQG-SAD / VSBS / MAX Guider / EQD6
*Tele Vue NP127is Canon 5D2
*Tele Vue NP101is Orion SSAG


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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dan M]
      #5042018 - 01/28/12 05:23 AM

Quote:

The "Blues Brothers", Losmandy GM100 and Losmandy GM200.




Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

skybsd


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BarrySimon615
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Loc: New Orleans, LA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #5043946 - 01/29/12 10:57 AM Attachment (121 downloads)

Here is a Takahashi P2Z holding a Tak FCT 76.

Barry Simon


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BarrySimon615
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Reged: 03/01/04

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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5043956 - 01/29/12 11:04 AM Attachment (119 downloads)

Takahashi EM-10 supporting a Goto 125 ED.

Note the Goto is really beyond the recommended weight capacity of the EM-10, but the mount really does the job visually. Shown with 19 lbs. of counterweight. Tube assembly is 21 lbs. not counting the mounting plate and rings.

Barry Simon


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Jeff B
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dan M]
      #5048870 - 01/31/12 09:51 PM Attachment (95 downloads)

Quote:

The "Blues Brothers", Losmandy GM100 and Losmandy GM200.




I gots me one of them blue thingies too.

Jeff


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OneDaveT
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Reged: 10/24/11

Loc: IL, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Jeff B]
      #5078547 - 02/18/12 01:33 PM Attachment (192 downloads)

This is my grab-n-go mount. It's an AstroTech Voyager. However I thought the default AstroTech Voyager was too short, so I replaced the aluminum tripod it came with an Oberwerk wooden tripod. Great height range now for my C6, and LS60T Ha solar scope, regardless of standing or sitting down, and it still fits in the trunk of my car.

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themos
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Reged: 04/01/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: OneDaveT]
      #5103296 - 03/03/12 06:40 PM Attachment (120 downloads)

This is my EQ1 mount that I bought 5 years ago for £65 (including a 4.5 inch f/8 reflector, eyepieces and a tripod). It is considered a "toy" but I have added an Orion EQ-1M motor and have modified the handset to support ASCOM autoguiding. A modified ToUCam Pro webcam and a 9x50 finder provide the guiding image. The idea is to make a poor man's Astrotrac, capable of 10 minute exposures at 8 arcseconds per pixel with a DSLR and transportable in a rucksack.

You'll never know how good these can be until you try them!


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: themos]
      #5103309 - 03/03/12 06:47 PM

themos that is a very nice, and clever set up!!!!!!!

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Dave M]
      #5103725 - 03/03/12 11:07 PM

Quote:

My completed rig, AP900GTO with Takahashi FSQ106, Stellarvue F50W3 finder/guider, Starshoot Autoguider.




You need a bigger mount, Dave. That's a terrific setup.

David


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themos
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Reged: 04/01/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: ngc2289]
      #5105988 - 03/05/12 06:47 AM

Pecprep curves showing RA performance before and after the EQ1 autoguiding modification





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