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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: tbone0168]
      #3250426 - 08/01/09 12:11 PM Attachment (554 downloads)

My Motley Trio.

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Project Galileo
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 11/14/07

Loc: Jefferson County, Colorado
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: tbone0168]
      #3250816 - 08/01/09 05:20 PM

Here is my re-powder coated and hypertuned LXD75 on a permanent 9 inch concrete pier using 3/4 inch mounting bolts and a pier plate from Dan's. The peacock slate tile was left over from the kitchen remodel.



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Project Galileo
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Reged: 11/14/07

Loc: Jefferson County, Colorado
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #3250821 - 08/01/09 05:23 PM

The new finish looks wet and deep. It has a hammered texture too.



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Project Galileo
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Reged: 11/14/07

Loc: Jefferson County, Colorado
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #3250824 - 08/01/09 05:25 PM

It all sits nicely in the center of the yard. I keep the ota in the garage on a custom wall mount and simply carry it out, set it in the rings, turn it on and tell Autostar what day and time it is.



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Project Galileo
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Reged: 11/14/07

Loc: Jefferson County, Colorado
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #3250833 - 08/01/09 05:28 PM

It is parked after use to keep it's alignment and PEC from use to use and kept under this Telegizmo's 365 cover.



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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #3251093 - 08/01/09 08:19 PM

Sweet!

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Harold925
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Reged: 07/11/09

Loc: Near Charleston, S.C. Cluster
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Jim7728]
      #3252852 - 08/02/09 06:53 PM Attachment (514 downloads)

Here's my new CGEM, w/o the C925 attached. No custom pier yet, but I have nice turf.

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Orion4211
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Reged: 09/13/05

Loc: North New Jersey
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Harold925]
      #3257248 - 08/06/09 08:56 AM

Your LXD-75 mount is amazing. Love the set up!

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MeadeMan
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Reged: 08/25/08

Loc: West Sussex, UK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #3258217 - 08/06/09 07:37 PM

Quote:

Here is my re-powder coated and hypertuned LXD75 on a permanent 9 inch concrete pier using 3/4 inch mounting bolts and a pier plate from Dan's. The peacock slate tile was left over from the kitchen remodel.






Now that is a 'sweeet' arrangement!
10 out of 10 from the powder coat to the pier....I love it.


Edited by Charlie Hein (08/14/09 08:51 AM)


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Taylor
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Reged: 07/10/05

Loc: Owasso, OK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #3258292 - 08/06/09 08:19 PM

Quote:

It all sits nicely in the center of the yard. I keep the ota in the garage on a custom wall mount and simply carry it out, set it in the rings, turn it on and tell Autostar what day and time it is.




Simply amazing work you did there. Best looking LXD75 on the planet!


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Tom Andrews
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Reged: 01/25/07

Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: MeadeMan]
      #3258492 - 08/06/09 10:27 PM

That's simply the best looking paint job I have ever seen on astronomy equipment.

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ratdog11
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: surprise arizona
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tom Andrews]
      #3259276 - 08/07/09 11:27 AM

Doc, nice set-up man! I also like your website........ done professionally and with taste.

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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: ratdog11]
      #3260679 - 08/08/09 04:32 AM

EQ6 mount with 8" Newtonian.



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ducatirob
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Reged: 06/15/05

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: alpal]
      #3260711 - 08/08/09 06:07 AM

Nice set up.
Rob


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: ducatirob]
      #3264358 - 08/10/09 08:53 AM

Thanks Rob, (if you are referring to me?)
All I need is an astro camera & I'll be able
to post photos of space & not mounts!


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tbone0168
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Reged: 04/23/09

Loc: Long Island, New York
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: alpal]
      #3268341 - 08/12/09 09:19 AM Attachment (413 downloads)

CGEM and company.....

Edited by tbone0168 (08/12/09 09:21 AM)


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tbone0168
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Reged: 04/23/09

Loc: Long Island, New York
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: tbone0168]
      #3268351 - 08/12/09 09:22 AM Attachment (344 downloads)

Again......

Edited by tbone0168 (08/12/09 09:23 AM)


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tbone0168
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Reged: 04/23/09

Loc: Long Island, New York
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: tbone0168]
      #3268354 - 08/12/09 09:23 AM Attachment (309 downloads)

And again......

Edited by tbone0168 (08/12/09 09:25 AM)


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ThomasB
newbie


Reged: 02/15/07

Loc: Eastern Iowa
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3269059 - 08/12/09 06:03 PM Attachment (413 downloads)

A work in progress. My old (but not as old as me) Cave-Astrola mount. The SV102 rides nicely on top. The mount sits upon a 50 inch tall steel pedestal. Weighs a ton!

Cheers,
Tom


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skybsd
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: ThomasB]
      #3269117 - 08/12/09 06:50 PM Attachment (400 downloads)

Hi,
Been meaning to post to this thread for so long - apologies..,

Here's my Losmandy G11+Gemini out for a midnight stroll


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