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totolesbaloches
sage


Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed
      #6147171 - 10/19/13 05:51 PM

hello i had a ME with a DK modified par Skymeca, 72 kg, i am out the limit , the fist light was good :


i prefert to change with the new ME2.
Here the two mounts in my house :



Friday night, the weather was good, i go to my observatory to install the mount.


lot of wire inside the mount
- 4 USB (two include on the mount)
- 4 power


after hours works, the wires are all in the pass


i remake the wire couple for the CCD/Focuser and use Mount Port pour power 12V (external power unit) :


The setup is ready to do the TPOINT


First feeling is good, i see no flexure on a flip, after 3 Tpoint the polar align was perfect and i can do tpoint with 200 starq.

Next good night , i have to do the PEC and i can start the first light with this mount.

i will give you news


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wormstar
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/09

Loc: Central Ct
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #6147185 - 10/19/13 05:58 PM

Wow! Nice! What was wrong with the ME1?

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: wormstar]
      #6147230 - 10/19/13 06:30 PM

Tres bon (I think I got that right )! Sure is a nice looking piece of hardware. I'm looking forward to seeing your first images.

David


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PeterR280
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Reged: 05/27/13

Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #6147317 - 10/19/13 07:24 PM

C'est ci bon.

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totolesbaloches
sage


Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #6147338 - 10/19/13 07:37 PM

my main problem with the ME1 is the guiding on the RA axis is approximately good, but not perfect, with the RA worm block, you have to unblock a litle, but near meridian , it's too much, and the guiding was not perfect. I live 40km from my observatory, i control it in remote, so during night , lot of picture was bad. During august and september , i try to improve, change with slight imbalance RA or more.

I put the mount ME1 for sales on forum, it's was sales ten minutes after.

The ME2, the RA/DEC worm block is ,not a nuts but a switch. With 72 kg it's perfect, it's a very good improvement.


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CharlesW
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Reged: 11/02/12

Loc: Chula Vista & Indio, CA
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #6147464 - 10/19/13 09:34 PM

You are very fortunate and you do nice work.. Good luck and clear skies.

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CounterWeight
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Reged: 10/05/08

Loc: Palo alto, CA.
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: CharlesW]
      #6148358 - 10/20/13 12:41 PM

Beautiful equipment, fantastic images

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totolesbaloches
sage


Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #6148742 - 10/20/13 05:27 PM

thank you !

Charles, when someone ask me how many money for my observatory , i say that in each year, i use less money for astronomy material, than one seller in my compagny use for his cigarettes ....


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OneDaveT
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Reged: 10/24/11

Loc: IL, USA
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #6149171 - 10/21/13 12:53 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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korborh
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Reged: 01/29/11

Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: OneDaveT]
      #6149395 - 10/21/13 08:21 AM

Beautiful setup indeed !

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totolesbaloches
sage


Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed new [Re: korborh]
      #6149453 - 10/21/13 08:58 AM

thank you

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