Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Mounts

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | >> (show all)
Charlie HeinAdministrator
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 11/02/03

Loc: 26.06.08N, +80.23.08W
Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3)
      #3066411 - 04/25/09 02:25 PM

Starting a new thread... the previous versions of this thread can be found here and here.

Edited by Charlie Hein (04/26/09 06:19 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Myles
professor emeritus
*****

Reged: 03/25/06

Loc: Seattle, Washington
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3069239 - 04/26/09 09:02 PM Attachment (1897 downloads)

Stellarvue TSL5 with a DiscMount DM-4 on top of it.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
antilles72
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/07

Loc: Rhode Island
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Myles]
      #3075471 - 04/29/09 05:06 PM Attachment (1515 downloads)

WO EZ Touch

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charles genovese
professor emeritus
*****

Reged: 02/04/06

Loc: Madisonville Louisiana
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3083274 - 05/03/09 06:24 PM Attachment (1802 downloads)

My Franken mount. C8 on a Vixen GP with Meade LXD 75 drives on a homade pier. Here is the perfect grab and go. And the telescope is good too.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Graystar
super member


Reged: 04/19/09

Loc: Aiken, SC
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3083624 - 05/03/09 09:21 PM



My brand new Orion Skyview Pro...in pieces! It was a brand new floor model. When I got it I found the RA axis seized. Normally I'd return something that doesn't work for a new one, but I had read that giving these mounts an overhaul does wonders for its operation, and I'm the type of person that would perform such a task.

The RA axle and worm (the seized parts) are going to be repaired by the seller, and with the removal of the old gunk, deburring of the worm, good grease, and a careful adjustment, it should actually be better than new, so I'm not terribly upset at the moment...but check back in a couple weeks when the axle get back :P


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
PJ Anway
Double-Star Observer
*****

Reged: 06/04/03

Loc: North Coast
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3083728 - 05/03/09 10:18 PM Attachment (1557 downloads)

Here is my Losmandy G-9. Sold back in the early to mid 90's, you don't see many of these.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
scopemankit
sage


Reged: 01/27/09

Loc: south africa
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #3086885 - 05/05/09 03:56 PM Attachment (1351 downloads)

Here's my old home-mde mount for my 12"cass. It's been going for 14 years with only 1 change of stepper motor. The drive program used is Mel's "Scope" (I use only 1 channel as the dec is driven by a small dc motor.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
waassaabee
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 11/26/07

Loc: Central California Coast
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: charles genovese]
      #3087143 - 05/05/09 06:52 PM

Quote:

My Franken mount. C8 on a Vixen GP with Meade LXD 75 drives on a homade pier. Here is the perfect grab and go. And the telescope is good too.




Mighty fine mount you got there Charles!! What telescope...?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rwiederrich
Goldfinger
*****

Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: scopemankit]
      #3088628 - 05/06/09 02:23 PM Attachment (1333 downloads)

My retro fitted Cave OB series mount with 2.5" stainless shafts. I freshly painted the newly finished saddle/tube rings that will hold my 10"f/16 refractor.

Rob


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Darenwh
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3088656 - 05/06/09 02:44 PM

Nice but I think you are going to need a longer peir....

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rwiederrich
Goldfinger
*****

Reged: 11/17/05

Loc: Always Dark skies of Belfair W...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Darenwh]
      #3088704 - 05/06/09 03:10 PM

Quote:

Nice but I think you are going to need a longer peir....





Oh yeah Daren...I keep it on that short pier to roll it around with the tube in its rings...so I can work on it.

The GEM and saddle alone will be mounted on a permenent steal pier in an OB. I wouldn't be able to even look over the trees if I left the 12" X 14ft scope fixed in this arrangement....

Rob


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Starlighter
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 08/03/07

Loc: Sunny California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3099541 - 05/11/09 11:52 PM Attachment (1110 downloads)

Orion Skyview AZ with TV-85 and Meade 80mm triplet:

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Rudy Nix
member
*****

Reged: 03/19/08

Loc: Hollister,CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3105694 - 05/14/09 10:32 PM Attachment (1043 downloads)

Here's a picture of my LX200 10 SCT with the fork mount and then on an Atlas EQ-G, and my wide field setup on the EQ-G. I decided to take the 10" sct off the fork mount so that I could switch easily between scopes for astrophotography.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
csa/montana
Den Mama
*****

Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Rudy Nix]
      #3106328 - 05/15/09 09:33 AM Attachment (1025 downloads)

Here's my AstroTech Voyager!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
beachchairbill
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/06/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: csa/montana]
      #3107501 - 05/15/09 09:47 PM Attachment (947 downloads)

Here is a picture of my new Astrowood P-Mount

Beachchairbill


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Doug D.
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 08/23/05

Loc: Virginia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: beachchairbill]
      #3108947 - 05/16/09 04:05 PM Attachment (1226 downloads)

Oh my, Elvis is finally in the building. Just got the mount a few days ago. All I can say so far is that it was worth the wait. Can't wait to give a scope a ride.

Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO on AP/Baader wood tripod with A-P accessory trays....

Edited by Doug D. (05/18/09 11:07 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
dweller25
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 08/30/07

Loc: Lancashire, UK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Doug D.]
      #3110820 - 05/17/09 04:08 PM Attachment (842 downloads)

Here is my trusty GP-DX with the SkySensor 2000PC system.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
GeorgeNC
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 03/26/07

Loc: Land of the Sky, North Carolin...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3115140 - 05/19/09 05:05 PM

Got a new CGEM last week, but last night was first clear skies to give it a trial. Worked great! Aligned it roughly north - did the 2 + 4 alignment, then the polar alignment routine on Arcturus. Everything was spot on. Imaged M53 - it was close to the meridian so I could check out the tracking across the meridian.



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
jmasin
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/22/08

Loc: Murphy, TX (DFW)
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: GeorgeNC]
      #3122571 - 05/23/09 10:36 AM Attachment (1319 downloads)

my humble setup awaiting the sun to say goodnight...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
pferendzo
super member


Reged: 02/10/08

Loc: St Louis
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: jmasin]
      #3122720 - 05/23/09 12:20 PM

I'm refurbishing my 10" newt (Orion) and I'm trying to decide if I should repurpose my Atlas from primary use with my refractors and CATs to an equatorial for the 10" newt. My viewing is from the SE to SW, not that great of an arc. Do you find the 10" comfortable to use on the Atlas, or is it a bit of pain?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | >> (show all)


Extra information
9 registered and 37 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Dave M, richard7, bilgebay, iceblaze 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 177929

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics