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
SanDiegoPaul
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 07/22/05

Loc: San Diego
CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories
      #3937811 - 07/22/10 04:39 PM Attachment (67 downloads)

Many thanks to Anthony at ADM. I had purchased the smaller CGEM accessories kit and there was a small issue. He agreed to correct it immediately, no questions asked. So I went ahead & ordered from him, the final parts I needed - the drive clutch levers and knobs for the tripod legs.

Thanks Anthony my CGEM looks GREAT! Now, for dark sky .... Here it is in the Pelican 1600:


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SanDiegoPaul
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 07/22/05

Loc: San Diego
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: SanDiegoPaul]
      #3937817 - 07/22/10 04:39 PM Attachment (70 downloads)

On the tripod:

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BlueGrass
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 07/25/09

Loc: Wasatch Front, UT
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: SanDiegoPaul]
      #3937831 - 07/22/10 04:51 PM

Wow, looks great Paul. Lots of pizazz ... almost looks too good to take it out to the desert...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
nemo129
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: SanDiegoPaul]
      #3937928 - 07/22/10 05:44 PM

Paul,
That looks very classy. I'm glad you did the upgrades, they add great looks and better functionality for the mount.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SanDiegoPaul
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 07/22/05

Loc: San Diego
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: nemo129]
      #3937959 - 07/22/10 06:02 PM

Quote:

Paul,
That looks very classy. I'm glad you did the upgrades, they add great looks and better functionality for the mount.




I agree. It's nice to not only have it LOOK better, but WORK better too!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
David PavlichAdministrator
Transmographied
*****

Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: SanDiegoPaul]
      #3938034 - 07/22/10 06:44 PM

And that's the key, Paul...it makes the mount work better as well.

David


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Doug76
Long Achro Junkie
*****

Reged: 12/05/07

Loc: Refractor Heaven
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: SanDiegoPaul]
      #3938123 - 07/22/10 07:29 PM

It's Halloween mount!
Seriously, it looks sharp.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Adam E
Pooh-Bah
*****

Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: Edgewood, NM
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: Doug76]
      #3938138 - 07/22/10 07:34 PM

Nice lookin' CGEM. You know, the one part of the mount that drives me nuts, well the stock azimuth adjustment knobs drive me nuts also to be completely honest, is the plastic cap that covers the back end of the polar scope. That thing tends to cross thread on me very easily, and plastic on metal threads is always a recipe for disaster. That's also the one part that ADM doesn't have a replacement for.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Irregulus
member


Reged: 06/17/10

Loc: Tomball, Texas
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: Adam E]
      #3938215 - 07/22/10 08:10 PM

Trimmed out like a hot Porsche! Nice!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
nemo129
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: Adam E]
      #3938270 - 07/22/10 08:40 PM

Quote:

Nice lookin' CGEM. You know, the one part of the mount that drives me nuts, well the stock azimuth adjustment knobs drive me nuts also to be completely honest, is the plastic cap that covers the back end of the polar scope. That thing tends to cross thread on me very easily, and plastic on metal threads is always a recipe for disaster. That's also the one part that ADM doesn't have a replacement for.



I was thinking of asking Anthony about this piece, but then I remembered how much I spent on the other knobs! I'm sure he must have considered it at one time. I agree if you take it off it is a bear to get threaded correctly back on.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BlueGrass
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 07/25/09

Loc: Wasatch Front, UT
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: nemo129]
      #3938311 - 07/22/10 09:06 PM

Yes, that would be great if ADM made an orange aluminum RA axis cap... another upgrade, like the others, that would be very practical. Or, maybe just an orange plastic cap that had a metal threaded insert....

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mgb
sage
*****

Reged: 09/02/09

Loc: Montreal, Qc... Canada
Re: CGEM All Dressed Up/ADM Accessories new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #3938323 - 07/22/10 09:19 PM

Hello SanDiegoPaul !

You got my vote for an invitation to be on MTV's new show. Pimp my Mount !

Nice work... Cool looking mount.

Cheers !


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
8 registered and 32 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Dave M, richard7, bilgebay 

Print Thread

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


Thread views: 990

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics