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mattyfatz
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: Phil Cowell]
      #3823742 - 05/23/10 12:16 PM

Quote:

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EZ touch
Wish I still had this one.



Still have mine with an Argo and encoders added. It rocks. Next to get the encoders and an Argo is my Voyager. You can't have too many toys.



Amen to! That


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mattyfatz
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Re: APM MaxLoad new [Re: TONGKW]
      #3823752 - 05/23/10 12:19 PM

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My C6 OTA on a modified Vixen Porta (with the side arm shortened).

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST




...Now thats something else... What was the purpose of shortening the mount?


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Hugh Peck
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Re: APM MaxLoad new [Re: TONGKW]
      #3824282 - 05/23/10 05:21 PM

Quote:

My C6 OTA on a modified Vixen Porta (with the side arm shortened).

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST




Hello,

Could you post a couple of other views of this without the scope so one see what your mod looks like and how it was done?

Thank you,
Hugh


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mattyfatz
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Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3824393 - 05/23/10 06:29 PM Attachment (208 downloads)

KEEP EM COMING FOLKS!

And now for something completely different..


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mattyfatz
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3824398 - 05/23/10 06:30 PM Attachment (162 downloads)

The Universal Astronomics Double Star! with all the Fixins!

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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3824410 - 05/23/10 06:37 PM Attachment (159 downloads)

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And now for something completely different..


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mattyfatz
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: Jim7728]
      #3824416 - 05/23/10 06:41 PM



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Tamiji Homma
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3824491 - 05/23/10 07:20 PM

Here you go

Grab-n-go bino:


Grab-n-go refractor:


Drag-n-gone bino:


For refractors:




For mirror scope:


Tammy


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EdTheEdge
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: Tamiji Homma]
      #3824609 - 05/23/10 08:19 PM

Tammy, I always enjoy pics of your scopes/mounts.

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mattyfatz
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #3824683 - 05/23/10 09:02 PM

Tammy,
you have the coolest stuff!
Thanks for the post!


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Takaholic
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Re: APM MaxLoad new [Re: iluxo]
      #3824740 - 05/23/10 09:42 PM

The English site for APM (http://apmamerica.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=58). When I ordered the mount I asked for the option to mount 2 scopes. The saddle plates are made by ADM (http://admaccessories.com/) and are the M6 Takahashi dual saddles which will take either vixen or losmandy dovetails. What I have found is balance is important with any Alt/Az. Had the setup out on friday and everyone said it was as smooth as silk with a TSA102 and FS78. With a handling weight of about 120lbs I don't think I will ever stress it out. I have purchased a used losmandy tripod and will be fabricating a 18" extension.

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TONGKW
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Re: APM MaxLoad new [Re: Hugh Peck]
      #3824778 - 05/23/10 10:06 PM Attachment (118 downloads)

Quote:

Quote:

My C6 OTA on a modified Vixen Porta (with the side arm shortened).

K W TONG





Hello,

Could you post a couple of other views of this without the scope so one see what your mod looks like and how it was done?

Thank you,
Hugh



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The Vixen Porta is not good as it is to carry my C6 as the finder is on the lower left side which is not convenient for me. I built a shorter side arm for it for better portability and I also fit a home made “push-to” to my C6 through the use of a digital level for the vertical axis and a plastic protractor for the base.

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST


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mattyfatz
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3824954 - 05/24/10 12:04 AM Attachment (156 downloads)

Here is my SV M1 mount holding my Vixen R130SF
The scope came as a package with the Vixen Porta-Mount, but I find I like this setup better. With the tripos legs adjusted just right I get the EP perfectly aligned with my eyeball at zenith. Super easy, super comfortable, and more portable than my Porta as this whole thing breaks down.


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Hugh Peck
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Re: APM MaxLoad new [Re: TONGKW]
      #3824961 - 05/24/10 12:08 AM

Thank you for the explanation and picture. Looks really nice.

Hugh


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ottovonrotton
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Re: APM MaxLoad new [Re: Hugh Peck]
      #3825244 - 05/24/10 08:01 AM Attachment (115 downloads)

Here's my S.V. M6........

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Jim7728
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: ottovonrotton]
      #3825249 - 05/24/10 08:10 AM Attachment (136 downloads)

GIRO III

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mattyfatz
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: Jim7728]
      #3825574 - 05/24/10 11:48 AM

Jim,
Are those Scope-Stuff saddles on it?


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Jim7728
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3825739 - 05/24/10 12:51 PM

Correct, Matty.
GSO appears to be the source manufacturer and are also sold by Agena Astro and OPT.


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TONGKW
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3826789 - 05/24/10 09:19 PM Attachment (129 downloads)

WO Megrez 72FD refractor OTA on a Kenko KDS AltAz mount and Benro CF tripod.

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST


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EdTheEdge
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Re: Post a Picture of your ALT-AZ Mount new [Re: TONGKW]
      #3826927 - 05/24/10 10:44 PM

So many KEWL scopes and mounts! Thanks to everyone for sharing!

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