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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) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3647798 - 02/25/10 09:56 PM Attachment (260 downloads)

Other side.

Rob


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tidroplane
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 10/02/06

Loc: Everett, Wa. USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3647841 - 02/25/10 10:14 PM Attachment (289 downloads)

Here is my G-11 with AT111EDT and AT80EDT waiting for dark...

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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: rwiederrich]
      #3648634 - 02/26/10 11:12 AM

Hey Rob,

Great job,

Looks like it was suppose to be their
from the Factory.


Alan


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Jim7728
Postmaster
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #3665454 - 03/07/10 11:56 AM Attachment (252 downloads)

Gibralter 5 head with dsc's on Vixen tripod and half piller.

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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) new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #3667976 - 03/08/10 04:06 PM Attachment (212 downloads)

Quote:

Hey Rob,

Great job,

Looks like it was suppose to be their
from the Factory.


Alan




Thanks Alan.... I try to make my mods as professional looking as possible..though I am no professional.

Here are some updates to that mount.

A new drive motor for the sector drive for the DEC. Made from planitary gears from an old drill motor and a windshield wiper motor.


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RobertED
Post Laureate
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Reged: 07/11/03

Loc: Smithfield, RI
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #3668027 - 03/08/10 04:37 PM Attachment (235 downloads)

Here's my Atlas with a newly added ADM dovetail saddle....'works for me!!'

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WayneJ
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/20/09

Loc: West Chester, PA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: RobertED]
      #3668338 - 03/08/10 06:47 PM Attachment (273 downloads)

My new CGE Pro and C14 XLT My dream scope on a mount that is truly proving itself worthy of carrying the legendary C14!

Wayne

Edited by WayneJ (03/08/10 06:47 PM)


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Luke Skywalker
member


Reged: 04/22/08

Loc: Sudbury, Ontario
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: WayneJ]
      #3668379 - 03/08/10 07:13 PM

Hey WayneJ, I see on your picture that you are only using 2 counter weights and not 3 like indicated in the owner's manual.

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WayneJ
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/20/09

Loc: West Chester, PA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Luke Skywalker]
      #3668558 - 03/08/10 09:07 PM

One of the counterweights was damaged when it arrived, so it's being replaced. In the meantime, the bottom weight is actually a 35lb weight off an old mount. It's well balanced, but not pretty

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RobertED
Post Laureate
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Reged: 07/11/03

Loc: Smithfield, RI
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: WayneJ]
      #3671145 - 03/09/10 11:03 PM

Awesome Rig!!, WayneJ!!!

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mattyfatz
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: RobertED]
      #3672433 - 03/10/10 02:05 PM

Great setup Wayne. Will you use it for Photography? ,,, maybe a Hyperstar?

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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) new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3673579 - 03/10/10 11:16 PM

Here's a picture of my used Parallax HD 150 I bought from Mark at Teton Telescopes, who was great to deal with, the stainless pier and Newtonian telescope are still Marks, Ijust bought the mount ...



It's with Joe at Parallax Instruments being checked out, stripped and repainted, and he's making one of his lovely portable piers for it. After that's done, I'm upgrading it to Gemini L4 with Maxon motors. I'll definitely post pictures of it on my deck when it's done with my Mewlon 250 on it ...

Chuck


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WayneJ
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/20/09

Loc: West Chester, PA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3674452 - 03/11/10 11:45 AM

Quote:

Great setup Wayne. Will you use it for Photography? ,,, maybe a Hyperstar?




Thanks Robert and Mattyfatz Yes, this will be used almost exclusively for planetary astrophotography. You can see one of the first light images here...

By the way, I'll be posting some impressions of the CGE pro in a few weeks.. after I've had time to enjoy getting acquainted with it and putting it through more rigorous paces. Already, though, I can say that with some basic calibration and using the PEC (and two runs through the calibration and polar alignment routines), I was imaging at F/55 (about 19.5 meter focal length) on a 1/3" chip with a 30" FoV and the mount held the target dead-center with only slight corrections between 9-12 minute RGB imaging runs.

Wayne


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RobertED
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Reged: 07/11/03

Loc: Smithfield, RI
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: WayneJ]
      #3675016 - 03/11/10 04:02 PM Attachment (218 downloads)

Here's a shot of my Atlas with the C-11 and new dovetail and saddle parts from ADM...

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rogercelliott
sage


Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Redding, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3675614 - 03/11/10 09:21 PM Attachment (257 downloads)

Here's my monster mash. The mounting is homebuilt with Optic-Craft drives (6" dia.). Did all the work myself which included some machining. If I had been able to take more time in Machine Shop classes I would have done something very different! But it is solid and tracks very well with little or no correction with good polar alignment.
Fafnir bearings, 1.5" RA axle and 1" Dec axle. The cool unique part is that the legs for the pier are easily removed by yanking up in the pier after removing a single bolt on each leg.

Edited by rogercelliott (03/11/10 09:25 PM)


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rogercelliott
sage


Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Redding, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rogercelliott]
      #3675618 - 03/11/10 09:24 PM Attachment (208 downloads)

Close up of the RA axle:

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Takaholic
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Reged: 01/12/10

Loc: Burnaby, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rogercelliott]
      #3694449 - 03/20/10 08:42 PM Attachment (206 downloads)

Modified NEQ5

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bbyrd
sage
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Reged: 10/08/06

Loc: north carolina
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Takaholic]
      #3696393 - 03/21/10 07:31 PM Attachment (189 downloads)

Here is my Voyager with Ken Dauzat Right Angle Adapter for Porta & Voyager Mounts.

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charles genovese
professor emeritus
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Reged: 02/04/06

Loc: Madisonville Louisiana
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: bbyrd]
      #3709044 - 03/27/10 07:23 PM Attachment (230 downloads)

Cave observatory "binocular mount"

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charles genovese
professor emeritus
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Reged: 02/04/06

Loc: Madisonville Louisiana
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: charles genovese]
      #3709047 - 03/27/10 07:25 PM Attachment (294 downloads)

10" f/4.5 is a little overmounted

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