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old_dog_zero_one
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/30/07

Loc: Schenectady, NY, USA, Earth,So...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: tim53]
      #3919937 - 07/13/10 08:53 PM Attachment (209 downloads)

Just received today! My new (to me), used, Celestron CG-5 mount! Of course it's going to rain here for at least through the weekend!

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ion
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Bortle Scale 2
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3941633 - 07/24/10 03:16 PM



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tomo
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Reged: 06/14/10

Loc: Shelby Twp, Mi
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ion]
      #4004890 - 08/25/10 08:30 AM Attachment (229 downloads)

Overloaded and loving it.....

Edited by tomo (08/25/10 08:30 AM)


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Avi
professor emeritus


Reged: 12/19/09

Loc: San Tan Valley, Arizona
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: tomo]
      #4005162 - 08/25/10 11:11 AM

CG5 mounted on my huge steel/concrete pier



Bolting on the 8" reflector and ST80 this week!


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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Avi]
      #4008295 - 08/26/10 09:07 PM Attachment (172 downloads)

MAN!!!that cg5 mount is a real work horse. i have the none goto version and its really been a solid mount. ive never put that much weight on it. im thinking real seriously about getting the goto. have you had any problems with its goto setup. ive got mine on a table top i built. thanks, don

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Lightning
sage


Reged: 07/04/10

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: donnie3]
      #4010754 - 08/28/10 02:35 AM Attachment (175 downloads)

Well, here's my offering. EQ-3 mount (haven't seen one so far in this thread, though the CG5 is basically just this with a computer and black plastic housing) with home-made solid aluminium dovetail and sewer pipe clamshell. That's holding a Celestron 102mm F/5 achromat that I really love and an Olympus binoviewer originally from an AX-70 photomicroscope that I bought surplus from my work for very little. I really love the binoviewer too, but I hate the angle it's on. Unfortunately to put a 2" diagonal on I need to chop the back end off the scope to get to focus. Maybe this summer I'll build a new focuser...

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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) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #4010973 - 08/28/10 09:18 AM Attachment (239 downloads)

HOME MADE ALT-AZ

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Lightning
sage


Reged: 07/04/10

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: hori58]
      #4012129 - 08/28/10 09:10 PM

That's awesome Hori! What kind of motors power the axes? Looks brilliant. I'm very tempted to try making an astrographic mounting instead of a GEM, so I can track passed the meridian (which yours would be with an equatorial wedge under it).

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Bob Myler
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Lightning]
      #4014324 - 08/29/10 11:39 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, Hori. You too, Lightning. Impressive work. Kinda looks like one of those high tech robotic arms at an automotive assembly plant. Would you please share with us how this mount functions?

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DoctorNoodle
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Reged: 07/14/07

Loc: Lawn Guyland, NY
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4014970 - 08/30/10 10:34 AM

Hori58, I'm unable to stop looking at your photo! There's a certain beauty about home-built equipment that can go beyond functionality and enter the realm of the artistic. Is it your own design? Did you machine the parts yourself? Whether you did or not, that's one great-looking mount!

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PhilCo126
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: DoctorNoodle]
      #4033367 - 09/08/10 07:52 AM

Superb mount Hori58


Does it work as good as it looks?


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rzep8
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Reged: 09/11/10

Loc: Flemington, NJ
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #4041518 - 09/11/10 09:30 PM Attachment (165 downloads)

Hi All! Brand new to the site.
Finally got my venerable old 812 to be autoguided. Who sez you can't teach an old mount new tricks

Edited by rzep8 (09/11/10 09:38 PM)


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ThorBob
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Reged: 11/22/06

Loc: Nova Scotia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! new [Re: rzep8]
      #4056485 - 09/18/10 11:37 AM

My good ole HEQ-5 on its new Berlebach Planet tripod. One wonderful chunk of wood!




Thor


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lunar
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 07/03/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! new [Re: ThorBob]
      #4056511 - 09/18/10 11:49 AM

That looks very professional! The views have got to be incredible!

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Lightning
sage


Reged: 07/04/10

Loc: Canberra, Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! new [Re: lunar]
      #4058071 - 09/19/10 04:34 AM

Love the tripod Thorbob! The HEQ5 looks like a really nice mounting.

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nik hodges
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 04/20/07

Loc: UK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! new [Re: Lightning]
      #4058120 - 09/19/10 05:54 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

my beloved AP900, now permanently installed in my obsv

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jmclaugh2001
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Reged: 02/27/06

Loc: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! new [Re: nik hodges]
      #4061650 - 09/20/10 06:28 PM Attachment (161 downloads)

Just an old Meade mount on a homemade tripod.

John


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Bob Myler
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! new [Re: jmclaugh2001]
      #4064888 - 09/22/10 12:42 AM

Old maybe - but well matched! Nice tripod.

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roc.ls1864
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Reged: 08/16/10

Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns. of Virginia.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4065544 - 09/22/10 10:54 AM Attachment (157 downloads)

my new fangled old parts camera system mount

I call this the "SMUDGE-SSSW" for:

Sturdily Mounted User Driven German Equatorial- Sexy in a Scientifical Sorta Way!!!


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tclehman1969
sage
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Reged: 05/18/10

Loc: SF Bay Area, California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: hori58]
      #4068765 - 09/23/10 06:31 PM

Incredible, Hori! Nice work!

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