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tag1260
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Equatorial platform plans? new
      #5649865 - 01/29/13 08:48 AM

I enjoy building my things but am fairly new to the telescope scene. I'm also not very good at figuring thing out without plans.I keep looking for some nice plans for an Equatorial platform for my scope but don't find anything very detailed. Anyone know of or have some plans with details such as what and where to get the motor and what sort of dimensions?

Thanks
Tag

Edited by tag1260 (01/29/13 09:08 AM)


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furrysocks
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Re: Equatorial mount plans? new [Re: tag1260]
      #5649882 - 01/29/13 09:03 AM

This one interested me...

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/2570652/


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tag1260
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Re: Equatorial mount plans? new [Re: furrysocks]
      #5649895 - 01/29/13 09:14 AM

I messed that one up!! What I'm looking for is an Equatorial PLATFORM!!! Not a mount like I said at first!!! I changed the post to reflect. Sorry.

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gpelf
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Re: Equatorial mount plans? new [Re: tag1260]
      #5649973 - 01/29/13 10:14 AM

Here is a very good link by Ed Jones on a EQ platform....
Link

Good Luck !!!
Greg


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Pinbout
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Re: Equatorial platform plans? [Re: tag1260]
      #5650007 - 01/29/13 10:31 AM

here's another page, there's several other, but I can't find my links...

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MessiToM
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Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5650881 - 01/29/13 06:20 PM

this one really helped me
http://members.ziggo.nl/jhm.vangastel/Astronomy/Poncet/e_index.htm


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Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5651078 - 01/29/13 08:14 PM

I built one for my 16" telescope a few years ago.

You can read about it here:

http://www.clearskyobserver.com/index.php/20-telescopemaking/19-sidereal-trac...


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FHarry
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Loc: Bavaria
Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: StarDusty]
      #5651513 - 01/30/13 01:34 AM

Hi guys,

here are at least two of them in different sizes. For 14" and 22" scopes. Plans included. Unfortunately in german.
http://www.reinervogel.net/

click the link "eq plattform" and then on the top right "baupläne" which means "construction plans". "Planung" is also very informative.

Greets from Bavaria,

Harry


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tag1260
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Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: FHarry]
      #5651717 - 01/30/13 07:33 AM

Quote:


Unfortunately in german.




Thanks. They're also in English.

http://www.reinervogel.net/index_e.html


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kfrederick
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Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: tag1260]
      #5651749 - 01/30/13 08:04 AM

Harry love that low rider .Very nice

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FHarry
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Loc: Bavaria
Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5652093 - 01/30/13 11:27 AM

Hi Frederick,
that's not mine. It's Reiner's.
Mine is this here http://www.stathis-firstlight.de/atm/index.htm
The white one, at the very top.
But don't wanna hijack this thread here.

Greets from Bavaria,

Harry


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reiner
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Re: Equatorial platform plans? new [Re: FHarry]
      #5653641 - 01/31/13 05:59 AM

Please keep in mind, that the platform plans on my web page are for platforms at more Northern latitudes, like central Europe.

Ohio is at about 40°N, right? At that latitude I would switch to a platform with a circle segment as Southern bearing and not a simple pivot like in my platforms. Otherwise, the platform will become excessively long.


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