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Solozo
journeyman


Reged: 12/25/09

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: sgcullen]
      #4898328 - 11/05/11 01:49 AM

That BackYard is great! The milky way sways all around. A Messier marathon here would be amazing. Best wishes man. Think of a mini star party!!

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3rd time
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Reged: 10/14/11

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Solozo]
      #4926513 - 11/20/11 05:11 PM

How do you post pictures here?

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Michael Cave
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: 3rd time]
      #4926630 - 11/20/11 06:16 PM

At the lower left where you post your reply there's line with a check box in front that reads:

I want to preview my post and/or attach a file

Check the box then, continue and follow to get the pic from your computer.
Make sure the pic is not too large of a file size though.

Hope this helps you,
Mike


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iceblaze
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/15/11

Loc: 33.9° N, 118.4° W Lawndale, ...
silly little mount new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4949077 - 12/04/11 02:43 AM Attachment (178 downloads)

Well, at least it's a lot more stable than the tripod it came with..

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jmiele
Patron Saint?
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: silly little mount new [Re: iceblaze]
      #4949438 - 12/04/11 11:22 AM

Yes, you're under mounted for sure.

Joe


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frolinmod
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4950714 - 12/05/11 01:23 AM Attachment (243 downloads)

Here's my Paramount ME while at Palomar Mountain back in October 2011. That's an EdgeHD 14 OTA on top and a Rob Miller TRI36H tripod underneath. The scope cradle is by Andy Homeyer. The big black box with the moving blanket on top is a pair of golf cart batteries in a battery box.

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iceblaze
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/15/11

Loc: 33.9° N, 118.4° W Lawndale, ...
Re: silly little mount new [Re: jmiele]
      #4950756 - 12/05/11 02:50 AM

Quote:

Yes, you're under mounted for sure.

Joe




Hehe, how so? The P.S.T. is only 3lbs... and the dovetail bars come in under 1lb.. The mount itself is rated @ 5lbs capacity without the wooden leg mod. Based on the simple math alone, this mount should work out rather well for a P.S.T. (Haven't got to play with it yet.. waiting until the sun comes out tomorrow!)

-James


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johne
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Reged: 11/10/06

Loc: Prescott, AZ.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #4950971 - 12/05/11 08:11 AM

Quote:

Here's my Paramount ME while at Palomar Mountain back in October 2011. That's an EdgeHD 14 OTA on top and a Rob Miller TRI36H tripod underneath. The scope cradle is by Andy Homeyer. The big black box with the moving blanket on top is a pair of golf cart batteries in a battery box.




Wow! Now that is the ultimate in portable excellence. Nice setup!


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rookey
journeyman


Reged: 07/15/11

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4951058 - 12/05/11 09:25 AM Attachment (154 downloads)

It's a very old mount and i found it in a second-hand shop. There's no model number, but printed "Vixen SPACEGEAR".
Later I got to know that it is an earlier version of EQ3. Hope to attache a 120mm short tube refractor. Will it hold a 200mm reflector too?


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StarWrangler
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #4958393 - 12/09/11 03:10 PM

Wow neat,

Is that tube really Oblonge or is from the camera lens?


Alan


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Michael Cave
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #4958711 - 12/09/11 06:41 PM

Hi Allen,

Your old pal here from astromart...Mike.
That is a really neat picture he put up and, it is
different because of the camera lens used...

Good to see you post my friend!
Have a very Merry Christmas,
Mike
P.S.
Hit me back on a message....


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Peter in Reno
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Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Reno, NV
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4958732 - 12/09/11 06:51 PM

I think it's a way CN uploaded the image for some strange reason. If you click on "Attachment" link in frolinmod's header, it will display the image with the correct aspect ratio.

Peter


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StarWrangler
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4958733 - 12/09/11 06:53 PM

Thanks Mike,

That's what I thought.

Are you all set for X mas??

Alan (not Allen)


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StarWrangler
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #4958744 - 12/09/11 06:59 PM

Thanks Peter,


Alan


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frolinmod
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #4959321 - 12/10/11 06:27 AM

Quote:

Is that tube really Oblonge or is from the camera lens?



I don't know what the deal there is except that it is not the camera lens used. Perhaps it is the perspective from which the shot was taken. Or perhaps it is because I had to re-sample the picture to a lower resolution and compress the heck out of it in order to meet the maximum image size here on Cloudy Nights. Hard to tell. Comparing it to the original, I think it's just the perspective.


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MDearingJaxFL
Astronomicus
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Reged: 08/28/04

Loc: Florida
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #4963804 - 12/12/11 11:10 PM Attachment (146 downloads)

My CGE on top of an Astrophysics 10" portable pier....


:>) Mark


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Michael Cave
sage
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Reged: 10/24/10

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #4963872 - 12/12/11 11:49 PM

Hi Alan,

All set for Christmas here.
I did that "allen" thing to you before...don't know how I do that, my brother's name is Russell Alan and a good friend's name is Peter Allen..
I'm cornfused!!!

Take care my friend,
Mike


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James Ling
sage
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Reged: 09/18/10

Loc: Singapore
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Michael Cave]
      #4963993 - 12/13/11 02:05 AM Attachment (134 downloads)

Hi All.

This is my old G11 retrofitted with G2, which I used it on last weekend Full Lunar Eclipse , at a local community club.

Mounted on the G11, is also my recent modified 8" refractor that can be dismantled to two parts for easier transportation.

Regards

James Ling


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3rd time
member


Reged: 10/14/11

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: pferendzo]
      #4965038 - 12/13/11 04:52 PM

Well here is my tube

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hori58
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Reged: 08/19/09

Loc: Bacska Serbia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: 3rd time]
      #4972807 - 12/18/11 03:55 PM Attachment (131 downloads)

Aluminium barndoor.

Edited by hori58 (12/18/11 04:00 PM)


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