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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4173215 - 11/09/10 02:03 AM Attachment (212 downloads)

The Finder is an 80mm Brandon. Guide Scope is a 100mm 1950s Unitron, the Guide scope rings were literaly milled that morning by Bob Burns the same day, he drove them up and we installed them for testing while up on the mountain.

The Los Angeles Times was at Mnt. Pinos doing a piece on the Perseid meteor shower and included one photo of the AP in the online artical. Here is the shot they had in the artical.

Clint


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AdamThor
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Reged: 11/05/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4173662 - 11/09/10 09:50 AM

Quote:

The Finder is an 80mm Brandon. Guide Scope is a 100mm 1950s Unitron, the Guide scope rings were literaly milled that morning by Bob Burns the same day, he drove them up and we installed them for testing while up on the mountain.

The Los Angeles Times was at Mnt. Pinos doing a piece on the Perseid meteor shower and included one photo of the AP in the online artical. Here is the shot they had in the artical.

Clint




Sweet! Beautiful photo to-boot!


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eric_zeiner
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4173715 - 11/09/10 10:12 AM Attachment (184 downloads)

Well this is my very modest setup that consists of Meade LXD 500 tripod legs, an Orion Starseeker tripod head, a pier made of 4"PVC with couplings and a Starseeker mount that has been modified with the Baader Nexstar dovetail kit. It is small but it works well and I enjoy it.

Edited by eric_zeiner (11/09/10 10:13 AM)


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eric_zeiner
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #4173717 - 11/09/10 10:14 AM Attachment (167 downloads)

Here is a close up of the actual mount.

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eric_zeiner
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #4173757 - 11/09/10 10:24 AM Attachment (144 downloads)

This is my Carton 60/1000 that I built on a mount that consists of a no name EQ2 head, a pier made of 3"PVC pipe and a coupling and a Meade LXD500 tripod.

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Andrew123
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Reged: 11/15/10

Loc: Toledo, Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4190541 - 11/16/10 07:13 PM Attachment (169 downloads)

My SkyWatcher 150mm with a EQ5 GoTo. The other 2 are my home built travel scopes. 190mm (7.5") and 258mm (10")

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lunar
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Reged: 07/03/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Andrew123]
      #4190560 - 11/16/10 07:18 PM

You make very beautiful telescopes! What are the views like through your 150MM refractor? The mount with it goes together nicely.

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Andrew123
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Reged: 11/15/10

Loc: Toledo, Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: lunar]
      #4190608 - 11/16/10 07:44 PM Attachment (157 downloads)

I would rate the scope at about a 8. Not quite as nice as my 10" but the GoTo really makes it work. I just got it to work with my netbook yesterday. I couldn't get it to work with StarryNight Pro. I got it to work with Cartes du Ciel V3.0. Can't wait untill I get some veiw time.
P.S. I build theese too.

Edited by Andrew123 (11/16/10 07:52 PM)


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Agelos Kechagias
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4194103 - 11/18/10 10:03 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

My new AsA DDM60

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dan17
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Reged: 03/30/09

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Agelos Kechagias]
      #4194161 - 11/18/10 10:30 AM

Congratulations, can't wait for even better Your DSO pictures

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frolinmod
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Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Myles]
      #4194671 - 11/18/10 02:14 PM Attachment (213 downloads)

Here is a picture of my Paramount ME. It's sitting on top of a 42" high Astro-Physics 10" portable pier and is carrying a C-14 EdgeHD in an Andy Homeyer scope cradle. Attached to the front of the scope cradle is an ADM dovetail with an ADM weight system for balancing in declination. The dew shield on the front is one of those AstroZap aluminum ones. The focuser on the back is a TCF-S. I've wired three USB cables and a 12V power cable through the mount. The power cable goes to a West Mountain Radio Rigrunner 12V power distribution panel underneath the OTA. This supplies power for the dew heater controller, TCF-S, CCD camera, etc. as needed.

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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: AdamThor]
      #4196031 - 11/19/10 01:54 AM Attachment (144 downloads)

Adam, Welcome to Cloudy Nights and thanks for the compliment!! I hang out mostly in the Classics group, As most of my equipment is along those lines... Have fun and hope to see you around the groups.
Clint (aveman Whitman
I guess I should post another mount pic.
How about some rare Nippon Kogakus 5CM & 6.5 CM

Edited by clintwhitman (11/19/10 02:07 AM)


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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Agelos Kechagias]
      #4196036 - 11/19/10 01:57 AM

Aggelos, Nice new mount. 25 Kilo max load and looks great. Are they planing a bigger one? I wonder...

Clint


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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #4196042 - 11/19/10 02:03 AM

Hey Dan,
Awesome setup... I sure wish the economy was cooking a bit better I sure would like to talk to you about the great deal you have on the old Para..
Clint


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clb
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Reged: 11/14/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4197990 - 11/20/10 12:46 AM



Vixen NEX-SXD.
Celestron controller & NEXRemote.
ADM clamp.
C11
2" OPT dielectric
5D2+500/4.5 Sigma & 2x


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mikey cee
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Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clb]
      #4198030 - 11/20/10 01:34 AM Attachment (183 downloads)

Here's a GEM you don't see much either past or present! Argueably the nicest operating mount ever built by Royal Astro for the layman who couldn't afford an observatory class scope. Forty three pounds of slop free operation on a 75 pound pier....the Tasco 20TE. Mike

Edited by mikey cee (11/20/10 01:37 AM)


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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4198201 - 11/20/10 07:04 AM

Awesome Mike Classic invasion..
(aveman


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hypergolic
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Reged: 11/27/07

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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4198999 - 11/20/10 04:03 PM Attachment (156 downloads)

Here is my venerable R200SS Vixen 8" F/4 perched above its GP-DX. This scope is one of the Orion branded ones. After 10 years, its still my favorite, and only telescope. The Skysensor 2000PC is not hooked up. I was preparing for dusk and decided to take some pictures of the 'scope.

Edited by hypergolic (11/20/10 04:04 PM)


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hypergolic
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Reged: 11/27/07

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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: hypergolic]
      #4199892 - 11/20/10 11:59 PM Attachment (181 downloads)

And here is the absolute best scope I ever had. It was a 6" F/10, Jaegers mirror, stovepipe/pipe thread mount special. It was killer on the planets.

Edited by hypergolic (11/21/10 12:00 AM)


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frolinmod
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: hypergolic]
      #4201322 - 11/21/10 05:54 PM

Sam Brown would be proud.

My old RV-6 was a killer on the planets. I can only imagine how much better that f/10 was. Quite a bit better no doubt.


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