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J_D_Metzger
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/13/04

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: lunar]
      #4232876 - 12/06/10 07:44 PM Attachment (247 downloads)

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That's a very professional and stress relieving setup! Someday, in my own observatory, I'm going to make sure mine is also anything but cluttered. I can't stand clutter.




The observatory is new, so I haven't had time to collect much clutter. Here's another shot showing the rest of it...


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clintwhitman
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: J_D_Metzger]
      #4233495 - 12/07/10 02:19 AM Attachment (266 downloads)

Talking no clutter, Hows this.

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lunar
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 07/03/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: J_D_Metzger]
      #4234834 - 12/07/10 08:06 PM

Quote:

Quote:

That's a very professional and stress relieving setup! Someday, in my own observatory, I'm going to make sure mine is also anything but cluttered. I can't stand clutter.




The observatory is new, so I haven't had time to collect much clutter.




That's okay, but I still think it looks great! My dad and I have been considering the foam-dome design, mainly because it's cheap, and we could easily take it down when I go to college. I think it'll be a great future project, especially next year when I'm old enough to get a job, so I can mount my XT10i Intelliscope on an EQ. Then I think It'll be a cool thing


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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: clintwhitman]
      #4236757 - 12/08/10 05:00 PM

Looks to me like it was never hand troweled. You can't fool another fool!

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bradisback
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Reged: 01/05/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: lunar]
      #4238922 - 12/09/10 04:40 PM

Hi Jeff and skybsd,
Yes, GEMINI2 is still in beta test ...
We tested for corrections.
The updates (from René G) are almost daily...
It progresses quickly.
Oh yes, they work with gloves and in the cold ...


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clintwhitman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4239770 - 12/10/10 02:07 AM

Mike I guess I fooled you. Its sweat finished with a 3d fan design, I have been a concrete finisher for 30 years,,,
The pier footings are 36x36x48 deep and are not connected to the 6" thick slab. I guess it must be the water i sprayed on it before I took the shot.

Edited by clintwhitman (12/10/10 02:19 AM)


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Eric P
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4244039 - 12/12/10 11:37 AM

Ole' Byers Cam-Trak



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lunar
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 07/03/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Eric P]
      #4244136 - 12/12/10 12:44 PM

That's a very nice little setup! I'd love to play around with something little like that (if I had a camera) , it's very interesting. I'd like to see some photos you can take using that.

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Scotty H
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Reged: 11/15/10

Loc: Surrey,UK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4246677 - 12/13/10 05:06 PM Attachment (197 downloads)

My new CGEM Mount (At last!) with knobs and whistles

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armond
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Reged: 12/28/10

Loc: Glendale, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Scotty H]
      #4301565 - 01/08/11 10:46 PM

My very simple Vixen Porta II



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skybsd
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: armond]
      #4301926 - 01/09/11 06:41 AM

Nice profile shot!

How do you cope with pointing at Zenith?

Regards,

skybsd


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armond
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Reged: 12/28/10

Loc: Glendale, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #4302100 - 01/09/11 09:47 AM

It is bad, I have to bend down and it hurts my back..

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skybsd
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: armond]
      #4302148 - 01/09/11 10:17 AM

Yeah - I can imagine its not a lot of fun there.,

Maybe there some sort of extension pillar you can use that might help?

Nice shot though

Regards,

skysbd


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armond
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Reged: 12/28/10

Loc: Glendale, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: skybsd]
      #4302155 - 01/09/11 10:19 AM

If I can extend it without sacrificing stability I would but I have not found a way to do that so far with my tripod.

I also loaded the hollow legs with sand yesterday and planning to add some weight to each of the legs.

Glad you liked the shot


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NeoZavier
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Reged: 03/22/10

Loc: Puerto Rico
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4305809 - 01/10/11 08:33 PM Attachment (183 downloads)

Here are my two babies!!

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omahaastro
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Reged: 08/30/06

Loc: Omaha, NE
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: NeoZavier]
      #4335341 - 01/23/11 07:54 PM

New to me GM-8 ... anxiously awaiting dovetail plate for a new C9.25. Traded in my Atlas EQ-G... pursuing a more portable/versatile platform.



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D. Perry
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Reged: 09/28/07

Loc: Southern California, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: omahaastro]
      #4335550 - 01/23/11 09:40 PM

Here's my AP900 in its new permanent home:



Best,


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Lightning
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Reged: 07/04/10

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: D. Perry]
      #4335643 - 01/23/11 10:28 PM

Nice observatory Daniel! I can see it being your new home too. :-)

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gustymars
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Lightning]
      #4336150 - 01/24/11 07:52 AM

Wow Daniel, my "dog house" was never that good!

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: gustymars]
      #4346018 - 01/28/11 10:46 AM Attachment (152 downloads)

Half/Hitch Mark II on early 1960s Tiltall Tripod, awaiting a new Scope and accessories.

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