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Scotty
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TV Systems Mount (Carton?) new
      #5417773 - 09/12/12 05:58 PM

Has anyone come across the TV Systems mount? This was available from TV in the 1980's for the Genesis refractor.
It seems to have been made by Carton (as their RSM mount?) for TV.
The basic model only had slo-mo controls, but the Losmandy GM8 motors and controller seem to fit it as well....


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mgwhittle
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Re: TV Systems Mount (Carton?) new [Re: Scotty]
      #5417794 - 09/12/12 06:12 PM

If it's the one I'm thinking about it was made by Mizar. Do you mean the same one used by Meade on their nicer refractors like the 320?

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mgwhittle
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Re: TV Systems Mount (Carton?) new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5417799 - 09/12/12 06:14 PM

Is this the one you mean? I see the ad does mention Carton.

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=467821


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SkyRanger
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Re: TV Systems Mount (Carton?) new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5418114 - 09/12/12 09:23 PM

I had one about 10 years ago and used it for my TV102. Mark's link is the Carton/TV Systems mount.

It is slightly lighter in capacity than a GM8, but I found it very good for visual use. I did have some trouble finding an original RA drive motor for it.
They don't come up for sale very often.

Gordon G


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Dom543
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Re: TV Systems Mount (Carton?) [Re: SkyRanger]
      #5431316 - 09/20/12 04:57 PM

Sheldon Favorski seems to have an inventory of original RA drives with hand boxes for the TV/Cartan Sysems Mount.
http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=65383&sort=&cat=22&page=2

--Dom


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