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Thx8411
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Reged: 10/24/10

Please, help me to identify this mount
      #5465667 - 10/11/12 04:51 PM

Hello,

I need your help to identify this mount. I just have this poor picture. Which constructor use this
green name ?



Thanks for your help.

Best regards.


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orlyandico
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Reged: 08/10/09

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Re: Please, help me to identify this mount new [Re: Thx8411]
      #5466025 - 10/11/12 09:27 PM

Vixens were usually green. That tripod looks like a Vixen HAL 130.

The shape of the mount is strange though. Might be a Vixen Super Polaris DX. Here's a picture of one -



But I could be wrong. It might be a Hino. The shape of the RA housing is strange.


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Thx8411
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Reged: 10/24/10

Re: Please, help me to identify this mount new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5466326 - 10/12/12 04:16 AM

Thanks for your help. I think found the name of this mount. It seems to be an GEM1, like this one :



Do you know how it performs ?

Edited by Thx8411 (10/12/12 04:17 AM)


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orlyandico
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Re: Please, help me to identify this mount new [Re: Thx8411]
      #5466372 - 10/12/12 05:58 AM

GEM1 is a Gazer Equatorial Mount. China clone of the Vixen GP. The tripod looks exactly like a Vixen.. it is reported to have large periodic error.

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TONGKW
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Re: Please, help me to identify this mount new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5466389 - 10/12/12 06:14 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

I have a similar Gazer equatorial mount which came from Taiwan.

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Geo.
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Re: Please, help me to identify this mount new [Re: TONGKW]
      #5469733 - 10/14/12 12:37 PM

Looks more like an EQ-3/CG-4, but with larger worm wheels. I think Vixen is having their HAL pods made in the PRC now. I've looked the clone tripods over closely and the the extrusions look identical. Looks like the Dec axle is hollow and swallows the CW shaft.

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