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HowardK
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Re: Atlas (EQ6) vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G (AZ-EQ 6) new [Re: EFT]
      #5783772 - 04/07/13 01:06 PM

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Here's a photograph of my AZ-EQ6 at a solar outreach event at the end of the day. Scope on the left is a Lunt LS100 and the scope on the left is a Lunt LS80 double stack. Note the ADM Accessories dual dovetails and MAX-M. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the center of the dovetail on the right so that I could easily insert/remove the socket head cap safety
screw that screws into the end of the counterweight shaft. Also note the longer handset cord that I picked up to replace the short one that comes with my head for awhile until I released the clutches.


Hi

Can u tell me how u attached the ADM saddles to the az eq6 supplied saddles...i have removed the saddle from its circular holder by releasing the 3 grub screws but can't see how to attach the ADM saddle.

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HowardK
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Re: Atlas (EQ6) vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G (AZ-EQ 6) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5783813 - 04/07/13 01:37 PM

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Here's a photograph of my AZ-EQ6 at a solar outreach event at the end of the day. Scope on the left is a Lunt LS100 and the scope on the left is a Lunt LS80 double stack. Note the ADM Accessories dual dovetails and MAX-M. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the center of the dovetail on the right so that I could easily insert/remove the socket head cap safety screw that screws into the end of the counterweight shaft. Also note the longer handset cord that I picked up to replace the short one that comes with the mount.

The only problem I had with the mount this day was that it would not track while grossly out of balance and other than not tracking gave no other indication that anything was wrong. That left me scratching my head for awhile until I released the clutches.




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frolinmod
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Re: Atlas (EQ6) vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G (AZ-EQ 6) new [Re: HowardK]
      #5784190 - 04/07/13 04:10 PM

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Can u tell me how u attached the ADM saddles to the az eq6 supplied saddles...i have removed the saddle from its circular holder by releasing the 3 grub screws but can't see how to attach the ADM saddle.



I used ADM EQG-A-NEW "hockey puck" adapters on each saddle.
In other words, the exact same ADM part that works with the EQ6 also works with the AZ-EQ6.

On the secondary saddle I then drilled a 1/2" hole through the center of the ADM saddle and ADM hockey puck adapter to give me more convenient access to the safety screw that screws into the AZ-EQ6 counterweight shaft.


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Re: Atlas (EQ6) vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G (AZ-EQ 6) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5784236 - 04/07/13 04:25 PM

Got it

Nice


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