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RichfromRoch
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Reged: 01/30/08

Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: alpal]
      #3301984 - 08/29/09 01:41 PM

Thanks. This is my grab-and-go setup, and the SV90 is a great performer, especially for low-power sweeps of the sky. Then there are the color-free views of the Moon and Jupiter. The Unistar Light is at its limit with the SV90, but it would easily handle an 80mm or smaller scope. I eventually may look for a mount with more beef. The new KB Systems tripod is very steady, despite weighing only 7.5 pounds. Vibration times are in the one to three second range.
Rich
Rochester, NY

Edited by RichfromRoch (08/29/09 01:50 PM)


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Steve40
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Reged: 10/15/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3303410 - 08/30/09 08:58 AM Attachment (531 downloads)

Here's my AP1200 with a couple cheap refractors on it.

Steve


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DeanS
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Reged: 07/12/05

Loc: Central Kentucky
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Steve40]
      #3303469 - 08/30/09 09:47 AM

Very nice, but if you ever want to upgrade and get rid of one of those cheap dime store scopes, just let me know

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Steve40
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Reged: 10/15/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: DeanS]
      #3303495 - 08/30/09 10:08 AM

Thanks! As soon as Walmart starts stocking those sweet Christmas scopes, I'll be in touch!

Steve


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Panza
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Reged: 09/26/07

Loc: Lillehammer, Norway
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Steve40]
      #3307356 - 09/01/09 01:22 AM Attachment (461 downloads)

Here's my 900GTO. It just arrived yesterday. I am very happy. I was totally worth the wait and $$$$.

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Panza
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Reged: 09/26/07

Loc: Lillehammer, Norway
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Panza]
      #3307357 - 09/01/09 01:24 AM Attachment (389 downloads)

1 more:

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Panza]
      #3307689 - 09/01/09 08:28 AM

Sure is pretty! More pictures once you get the scopes mounted.

David


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Steve40
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Reged: 10/15/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Panza]
      #3308979 - 09/01/09 06:52 PM

Great---you'll love it!

On the GTO control box, are those little purple things covers to protect the RS 232 sockets?

Steve


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chuckscap
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Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #3310028 - 09/02/09 08:16 AM

My Orange C14 on it's original fork mount on my deck in Colorado Springs ... Spring 2005





Chuck


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Panza
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Reged: 09/26/07

Loc: Lillehammer, Norway
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Steve40]
      #3310541 - 09/02/09 12:43 PM

Quote:

Great---you'll love it!

On the GTO control box, are those little purple things covers to protect the RS 232 sockets?

Steve




Yes, they are just plastic covers. I don't have a laptop so they will be left on.


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Steve40
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Reged: 10/15/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Panza]
      #3311844 - 09/02/09 10:52 PM

Hi again!

Did those covers come with the mount? I ask because I don't use those ports, and would like to keep them clean and protected.

Thanks,

Steve


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Panza
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Reged: 09/26/07

Loc: Lillehammer, Norway
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Steve40]
      #3312525 - 09/03/09 09:42 AM

Yes they did.

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saturn5
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Reged: 09/02/07

Loc: Idaho
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Panza]
      #3313470 - 09/03/09 06:25 PM Attachment (327 downloads)

Here is a picture of my Orion 90mm f/10 refractor setup that i use on my car roof at lunch time at work [graveyard] to look at the planets and moon. It's just in the first stage as i have a lot of work still to do to make it look nice. Setup weight is about 10 pounds. Why home made you ask. Well i want to keep every thing cheap price wise, in case the setup gets stolen from my car's trunk. I plan on hooking up a slow motion control or motor drive on the R.A. axis. In between the two wood disk is a lazy susan. And the legs are 1/2 inch metal conduit pipe with "u" shaped clamps to hold on the lower two legs.

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chuckscap
professor emeritus


Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: saturn5]
      #3317344 - 09/05/09 05:29 PM

Mewlon 250 on a Vixen Sphinx SXW ... a tad undermounted ...





Chuck


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sgcullen
journeyman


Reged: 05/17/07

Loc: Rodeo, NM USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: chuckscap]
      #3317644 - 09/05/09 09:06 PM Attachment (493 downloads)

Here is my RCOS Professional Series Equatorial Fork Mount (.61m RCOS Ritchey-Chretien telescope on board)...

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: sgcullen]
      #3317717 - 09/05/09 10:16 PM

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Here is my RCOS Professional Series Equatorial Fork Mount (.61m RCOS Ritchey-Chretien telescope on board)...




Welcome. Now that's a dandy. Is your setup at a remote site or is this magnificent pile of hardware in your backyard? Really nice!

David


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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: Steve40]
      #3317804 - 09/05/09 11:24 PM

To Steve40
Those Starfire telescopes are hardly cheap LOL.


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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: sgcullen]
      #3317809 - 09/05/09 11:26 PM

sgcullen - that setup must have cost a fortune!
You make me feel like a cheapskate.


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sgcullen
journeyman


Reged: 05/17/07

Loc: Rodeo, NM USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: alpal]
      #3317986 - 09/06/09 03:06 AM Attachment (427 downloads)

LOL...don't feel like a cheapskate...I just go overboard on things. This is actually in my backyard, but we have a pretty big backyard in a very remote area in New Mexico. There is also a 12.5" RC and, coming soon, an ASA N8 newtonian astrograph.

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: sgcullen]
      #3318484 - 09/06/09 12:52 PM

Do you have need for a 58 year old son? That has to be the neatest looking backyard observatory I've ever seen. You must be quite proud!!

David


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