Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3)
Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:21 PM
My brand new Orion Skyview Pro...in pieces! It was a brand new floor model. When I got it I found the RA axis seized. Normally I'd return something that doesn't work for a new one, but I had read that giving these mounts an overhaul does wonders for its operation, and I'm the type of person that would perform such a task.
The RA axle and worm (the seized parts) are going to be repaired by the seller, and with the removal of the old gunk, deburring of the worm, good grease, and a careful adjustment, it should actually be better than new, so I'm not terribly upset at the moment...but check back in a couple weeks when the axle get back
Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:56 PM
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:52 PM
My Franken mount. C8 on a Vixen GP with Meade LXD 75 drives on a homade pier. Here is the perfect grab and go. And the telescope is good too.
Mighty fine mount you got there Charles!! What telescope...?
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:10 PM
Nice but I think you are going to need a longer peir....
Oh yeah Daren...I keep it on that short pier to roll it around with the tube in its rings...so I can work on it.
The GEM and saddle alone will be mounted on a permenent steal pier in an OB. I wouldn't be able to even look over the trees if I left the 12" X 14ft scope fixed in this arrangement....
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:32 PM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:05 PM
Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO on AP/Baader wood tripod with A-P accessory trays....
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:05 PM
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:20 AM
Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:40 AM
That is actually the 8" newt, not the 10". That said, I have no issues with it. The dovetail bar on top helps alot, it is a very good carry handle and also gives someplace to grab while putting it on and taking it off. I have mounted my camera & 500mm lens on top of the 8" on the top dovetail bar and the Atlas seemed to handle it fine.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:05 PM
My iOptron Mini Tower on an EQ wedge with a 1975 C8 w/ Moonlight two speed focuser, 8 x 50 finder and sliding CW. All held in place on a Losmandy D style dovetail and saddle plate. Note the new and larger CW shaft to allow use of the Losmandy CW!!
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