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keithlt
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: zvaragabor]
      #6367385 - 02/09/14 11:11 PM

Yes that's the same mount that came with my black celestron c-6 Newtonian with wooden tripod legs ,made in Japan.i purchased it new in 1984 And still have it .

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DG Aucoin
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: keithlt]
      #6377939 - 02/15/14 03:13 PM Attachment (67 downloads)

Here is my new setup, with my C11, mounted on a CG5 with an Orion 16" pier extension. I no longer need adjust the tripod legs.

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DG Aucoin
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: DG Aucoin]
      #6377942 - 02/15/14 03:15 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

And another picture:

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Castor
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: DG Aucoin]
      #6378375 - 02/15/14 07:25 PM

Hi DG Aucoin,

Thank you for posting the pictures of your Celestron CG5 (ASGT) carrying a C11! It is very encouraging for observers considering that combination.

Very nice setup indeed!


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donnie3
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Castor]
      #6378599 - 02/15/14 09:48 PM

dg aucoin, I just purchased this extension and was wondering if you got a extension cable for the hand controller. I can put it in the holder at the legs but its too short and springs out. any suggestions please. donnie

Edited by donnie3 (02/15/14 09:50 PM)


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DG Aucoin
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: donnie3]
      #6379931 - 02/16/14 07:19 PM

Donnie, Yes, I just purchased an extension cord for the hand controller from Scopestuff. It is about $19 and adds 24" relaxed and 60" stretched in length. You plug in your hand controller into it and then attach it to the HBX slot on your scope. I plan on using Velcro on the extension though.

Castor, Thanks. I like to push the envelope and get as much from my telescope/mount as possible. I think some people feel that I might be overloading the mount. The OTA is 27.5 lbs and the Moonlite focuser adds another 3.5 lbs, a 2" diagonal adds another 1.25 lbs and an eyepiece is another 1 lb or my video camera is just 5 ounces. The two monitors I use are 3 ounces and 1 lb each. so add it all up and you get no more than 35 lbs. The weight limit of the CG5-ASGT mount is 35 lbs. So it equals out with no problems tracking or slewing.

I don't do Astrophotography so to speak. I am getting into video astronomy and purchased the LCD-DVR from Orion as well as a 5" TFT monitor for both recording and video displaying. It will come in handy at public outreach, and for observing faint fuzzies that would not normally be visible to the eye in an eyepiece.


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Castor
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: DG Aucoin]
      #6379971 - 02/16/14 07:49 PM

Well DG, sometimes pushing the envelope is the only way to find out the true capabilities of our instruments. Thank you for sharing!

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SalvadorMB
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Castor]
      #6388049 - 02/21/14 01:45 AM Attachment (48 downloads)

Mount Tele-Optic GR-III, Celestron Ultima 80, Stellarvue SV102ED, watching the moon, with weights made against my head (hammer 4.4Lbs Both)


Edited by SalvadorMB (02/21/14 01:55 AM)


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Dave MModerator
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: SalvadorMB]
      #6388526 - 02/21/14 10:53 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

Here`s mine set up next to my work station for a nights imaging from a dark sky site.

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Dave MModerator
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dave M]
      #6388527 - 02/21/14 10:54 AM Attachment (41 downloads)

A little closer from other angle..

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R Botero
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dave M]
      #6388537 - 02/21/14 11:02 AM

Very nice Dave. Are you using a Losmandy tripod adapter on top of a Meade GFT just before the 900GTO?

Roberto


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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: R Botero]
      #6388589 - 02/21/14 11:28 AM

Thanks! Roberto, Yes
I just realized i probably need to take a new pic since i added a RAPAS to the 900GTO
I had a G11 before the 900GTO, sold the mount but kept the
Losmandy HD Tripod, I find the Meade tripod is more convenient to use though, folds up and no assembly.


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R Botero
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dave M]
      #6388625 - 02/21/14 11:54 AM

Interesting solution Steve - maybe for a PM but how do you attach the Losmandy adapter to the Meade tripod?
Roberto


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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: R Botero]
      #6388799 - 02/21/14 01:40 PM

Roberto, there`s a center hole in the bottom of the Losmandy adapter, the threaded rod from the Meade tripod spreader goes up through the hole, then a washer, lock washer and nut.
A AP Precision-Adjust Rotating Pier Adapter sits on top of the Losmandy adapter then the mount bolts to it.
http://www.astro-physics.com/products/mounts/900gto/900rpa-rot-pier-adap.pdf


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Frank
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dave M]
      #6389007 - 02/21/14 03:37 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

Unfortunately not my mount (I do own a Celestron CGE): this Losmandy Titan, owned by AstroQueyras in the French Alps, is a true 'he-man' mount. I'm deeply impressed!
The C14 and WO80FD OTA are mine - the only reason to use the Titan was agressive winds outside.


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mitsos68
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Frank]
      #6393622 - 02/24/14 03:25 AM Attachment (54 downloads)

Hi,this is my C11 OTA on EQ8. At the foreground my 25 years old C8 on Powerstar fork.

Regards
Dimitris

Edited by mitsos68 (02/24/14 03:29 AM)


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osbourne one-nil
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: mitsos68]
      #6400082 - 02/27/14 12:12 PM Attachment (67 downloads)

Arrived yesterday, and tonight it looks like it might be clear!

It's a replacement/companion to (haven't decided yet) my Porta II with Argo Navis, just to give me a bit of tracking and some wide-field photography potential without breaking the bank (or my back).

The last equatorial I had was an old EQ3, or whatever Celestron packaged 6" Newts with in the late 90s, and this feels a million miles away.

I hope it is clear, even just for a bit!



Edited by osbourne one-nil (02/27/14 12:16 PM)


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GordonCopestake
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: osbourne one-nil]
      #6400265 - 02/27/14 01:57 PM

I particularly like the sign on your door!

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osbourne one-nil
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: GordonCopestake]
      #6400573 - 02/27/14 06:12 PM

Oh - oops!!!

I wonder if that phrase has any meaning to our American friends? I'll soon find out via private message perhaps.


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TOM KIEHL
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Dave M]
      #6401117 - 02/28/14 12:16 AM

Quote:

Here`s mine set up next to my work station for a nights imaging from a dark sky site.




Nice set up Dave ,when was that photo taken? Looks familiar


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