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Ricky
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Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way!
      #5493951 - 10/29/12 12:33 AM

Hi All,
Well...thanks to Hands On Optics ive got what I believe to be the very last produced Antares 4"x30" pier for my Sirius Heq5 mount. Im looking forward to a very compact imaging setup. Ill post pics as soon as it arrives.


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jrbarnett
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Re: Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way! new [Re: Ricky]
      #5495097 - 10/29/12 06:14 PM

Nifty!

I have 48" and a 60" Antares piers. I like 'em.

Regards,

Jim


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Ricky
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Re: Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5528849 - 11/19/12 09:27 PM

Its been 3+ weeks since I ordered my pier...still waiting...

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Ricky
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Re: Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way! new [Re: Ricky]
      #5665578 - 02/06/13 04:10 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

My Antares pier mount has FINALLY arrived!!! I have to thank the hard work of Sherry Hand over at Hands on Optics for making this happen

Ill post a pic later this eve with my Sirius HEQ5 mounted...


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Ricky
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Re: Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way! new [Re: Ricky]
      #5667202 - 02/07/13 02:33 PM

ok...couple of issues...the knob on the "slo mo" cable is useless, this is a known issue that ill work around. Ill probably carry a mini vise wrench to attach to it. The second issue is my mount doesnt quite fit into the pier adapter plate without a lot of twisting and turning. I even lubed it but it didnt help. I think its off by enough that ill need to take a drum sander to it...shouldnt be too much work. Updates to follow...

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Ricky
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Re: Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way! new [Re: Ricky]
      #5669654 - 02/08/13 07:32 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

I think ive got things figured out now...here are a couple of pics of the new pedestal mount with my wide and light imaging rig...

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Ricky
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Re: Antares PED30-Sirius Heq5 on the way! new [Re: Ricky]
      #5669655 - 02/08/13 07:33 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

and...

Edited by Ricky (02/08/13 07:33 PM)


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