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DaveJ
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/07/05

Loc: NE Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5728206 - 03/12/13 01:38 PM

Quote:

The closer you look the better looking it gets!!!!!!!!!!




How about just short-cutting the Graemlins like this: ^7 ^17 ?


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Mike X.
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 06/28/10

Loc: Greece-Athens and Rome-Italy
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5729734 - 03/13/13 06:19 AM

Fantastic mount! I think I'm in love

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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Mike X.]
      #5736700 - 03/16/13 05:29 PM

Desert Sky Astro DSV-3, hand crafted by Raul Medina in Phoenix, AZ:

















- Jim


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cliffy54
professor emeritus
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Reged: 03/14/10

Loc: ma
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5736720 - 03/16/13 05:41 PM

Love seeing the MADE IN USA tag on it.

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BKBrown
Post Laureate
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: Northern Virginia, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5736996 - 03/16/13 07:35 PM

Beautiful mount Jim! That ought to be a blast, have you had it out much this week? I just finished putting together my T-Rex and haven't even taken any pix yet...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5737148 - 03/16/13 08:21 PM

I've had it out twice now, and will also have a few hours tonight with it, if the high thin clouds blow through.

Tips so far. Level it carefully and use a crosshair eyepiece to center alignment stars for best DSC accuracy. Balance the OTA carefully and take the time to understand the counterweight system for smoothest panning and manual tracking.

Stuff I'd dig: A longer panhandle with a beefier ergonomic grip. A massive version of the same mount design with 2.5" or even 3" stainless steel shafts, capable of handling (and counterbalancing) a C14 OTA and accessories.

Regards,

Jim


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David PavlichAdministrator
Transmographied
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5737475 - 03/16/13 10:17 PM

Hey Jim...it looks like a beta version of C3PO. Good looking setup!

David


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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5739656 - 03/17/13 09:31 PM

That's a beaut! Nice crib too Jim.

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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Jeff B]
      #5739660 - 03/17/13 09:32 PM Attachment (102 downloads)

Look what Brown left on my porch.

First the boxes.


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Jeff B
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/30/06

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Jeff B]
      #5739675 - 03/17/13 09:36 PM Attachment (117 downloads)

Next, the contents.

I still feel the 900GTO has the best proportions of all the white mounts (900, 1200, 1600 and 3600). A work of art IMO.

Jeff


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Jeff B]
      #5739830 - 03/17/13 11:26 PM

Jeff, there appears to have been a major mix-up. You see, it looks like I received your mount and you received mine. I'll send *your* DSV-3 and you can forward *my* AP900. Glad we were able to sort it out!



AP900 is my fave, too. I'll be sad to see the wonderful etched setting circles go the way of the dinosaurs with the AP1100.

I'd really like a pristine AP900 QMD as my "home" mount. I really miss using accurate analog setting circles.

Nice mount Jeff. Last of a breed and end of an era.

- Jim


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5740533 - 03/18/13 11:35 AM

Hey PJ, is the G-9 basically a GM-8 head on a G-11 tripod?

Thanks!

- Jim


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richardteles
newbie


Reged: 02/01/13

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5741405 - 03/18/13 06:49 PM

hello need see picture 16" F/1.2 Baker-Schmidt Telescope Mirror

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clintwhitman
Caveman
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5742289 - 03/19/13 04:51 AM Attachment (109 downloads)

Jim Very nice mount, Jeff this goes without saying! APs Rock.

Any thing I seem to do takes a while on the Pearl. Just finished the permanent piers paint and welding and doing some finishing touches on the OTA,, I think she is looking rather majestic. Next stop "More Anodizing" after I finalize some machining on the GSRs..


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TerryWood
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Reged: 03/15/12

Loc: USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: chuckscap]
      #5744253 - 03/19/13 11:21 PM

I need one of those orange C14's in my life! So hard to find nowadays.

V/R

Terry

Edited by TerryWood (03/19/13 11:23 PM)


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zawijava
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 10/06/07

Loc: Wells, Maine 04090
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5747655 - 03/21/13 01:34 PM Attachment (88 downloads)

My AVX adapted to fit my AP tripod. It's doing a great job of carrying my 105 Traveler

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zawijava
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 10/06/07

Loc: Wells, Maine 04090
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: zawijava]
      #5747671 - 03/21/13 01:44 PM Attachment (62 downloads)

another angle:

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Larry Silvestri
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Reged: 01/29/13

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: zawijava]
      #5756316 - 03/25/13 02:40 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

I'm still using my 1964 Starliner. I added a home-brew clock drive and declination tangent arm.

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Mike X.
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 06/28/10

Loc: Greece-Athens and Rome-Italy
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Larry Silvestri]
      #5756341 - 03/25/13 02:54 PM

Here is my new mount too
After 5 years i decided to upgrade from the CG5 to the new AZEA6GT always for astrophotography.Can't wait to use it.

image hosting


PS: Larry congrats on the mount!!!!


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BKBrown
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: Northern Virginia, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Mike X.]
      #5756553 - 03/25/13 04:43 PM Attachment (70 downloads)

Here's my new T-Rex on a Losmandy HD tripod...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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