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Adam E
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: Edgewood, NM
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: snommisbor]
      #3449360 - 11/15/09 12:26 PM

Here's my CGEM getting ready for some Jupiter imaging.

Stock with the exception of an ADM Saddle.





Edited by Adam E (11/15/09 04:17 PM)


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imargazi
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Reged: 12/11/08

Loc: Firestone, CO, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: AJT12]
      #3464994 - 11/24/09 12:41 AM

This is my setup from the other night while imaging in 17 degrees ... luckily I can control most of it from the warmth of my living room.... except for the running outside periodically to warm the optics to keep the frost away.



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Maurice Toet
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Reged: 07/05/08

Loc: Sweet Lake City, Netherlands
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3478111 - 12/01/09 04:35 PM Attachment (306 downloads)

Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO.

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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: Maurice Toet]
      #3487342 - 12/06/09 08:12 PM Attachment (221 downloads)

Another manual alt/az. AT Voyager head on a modified GP half-piller with HAL 120 tripod.

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David PavlichAdministrator
Transmographied
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: imargazi]
      #3487510 - 12/06/09 09:59 PM

Quote:

This is my setup from the other night while imaging in 17 degrees ... luckily I can control most of it from the warmth of my living room.... except for the running outside periodically to warm the optics to keep the frost away.






Pretty neat...a cooled DSLR!

David


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David Rosenthal
Imager Extraordinaire
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Reged: 06/23/06

Loc: NJ
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #3495427 - 12/11/09 07:52 AM

Here is my self-hypertuned Atlas with my new AT8IN and Tak FS-60C.



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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Mark Jenkins]
      #3527021 - 12/29/09 01:41 AM

Barry, This is what I call out-of-the-box. Awesome mount!

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plyscope
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Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: guyroch]
      #3529032 - 12/30/09 06:27 AM Attachment (208 downloads)

Vixen Porta grab and go.

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jwaldo
Smart Mime
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Reged: 04/26/04

Loc: Simi Valley, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: plyscope]
      #3532049 - 12/31/09 05:24 PM

New LXD75 with ZS66:



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waassaabee
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Reged: 11/26/07

Loc: Central California Coast
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #3533241 - 01/01/10 10:25 AM

My CGEM with the AT8RC and miniBorg 50 guider.



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akman1955
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Reged: 09/07/09

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #3542971 - 01/06/10 10:20 AM

Barry, i never tire of looking at unitron mounts. Some nice setups you have there! thanks for sharing.. john

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Mr.Burns
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Reged: 01/01/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3561621 - 01/14/10 11:32 PM Attachment (267 downloads)

Here we have the ISOstatic mount. I don't see too many of these around. Does anybody know if are worth anything? I am going to get a new mount to replace this.

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m4ilm4n
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Reged: 02/20/06

Loc: shadows of the Blue Ridge
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Mr.Burns]
      #3601137 - 02/02/10 09:53 PM Attachment (195 downloads)

Here's my new Atlas undergoing the first load test - 8in Newt with a piggybacked 80ED.

Edited by m4ilm4n (02/02/10 09:57 PM)


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emag
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Reged: 04/06/08

Loc: Pensacola Florida
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3611728 - 02/07/10 11:06 PM Attachment (177 downloads)

One of my mounts. Old C-8 wedge and tripod reconfigured as a camera platform. The scope's new home is a CG-5.

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polaristom
sage


Reged: 12/17/07

Loc: Alaska
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: emag]
      #3616121 - 02/10/10 02:13 AM Attachment (261 downloads)

I just sold everything and upgraded. Here is the new set-up.

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coopfore1
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Reged: 11/23/05

Loc: il
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: polaristom]
      #3616140 - 02/10/10 02:38 AM Attachment (217 downloads)

CGEM and ATLAS

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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: Jim7728]
      #3616469 - 02/10/10 10:05 AM

Quote:

Another manual alt/az. AT Voyager head on a modified GP half-piller with HAL 120 tripod.




Update: Just wanted to say the FS-102 was a bit much for that setup, a shorter length ota would be a better match. Should have tested before posting.


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Joe F Gafford
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/06

Loc: Denver, Colorado, US
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Jim7728]
      #3623117 - 02/13/10 06:32 PM Attachment (274 downloads)

Here's what happens when you forget the counterweights. I got good images of the Lagoon Nebula and the lunar occultation of Venus at sunrise that time!
Joe.


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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) [Re: coopfore1]
      #3623239 - 02/13/10 08:02 PM

Hello CS Gary,

Very nice observatory and equipment you have. Is that an AT111EDT mounted on your Atlas mount? If not, which is it? Everything looks great.


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rwiederrich
Goldfinger
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Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #3647788 - 02/25/10 09:49 PM Attachment (240 downloads)

Here is my *remade* and heavely modified Cave Observatory series large mount with 2.5" shafts.

Upgrades include a new Byers drive.....side reinforcing plates on the DEC RA junction..and on the alt and RA base.

I rebuilt the saddle with reinforced steel strapping and I built the 12" tube rings and brackets from rolled steel.

Just finished designing and building the new sector drive and fork....It sits with a new coat of paint too.

Last thing to do is build the 12v reduction drive motor for the sector drive. This thing has to hold and run my 10"f/15 around so it needed the upgrades. Its as rigid as anything now.

Rob


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