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#51 BarrySimon615

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:07 PM

Altitude adjustment - tilt of the bottom board and the lid - with the bottom attachment being tilted 30 degrees from vertical, the ra axis is angled at 30 degrees which is what we need for my location in New Orleans.

Azimuth adjustment - kick the box with your shoe - we are not talking rocket science here!

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#52 James Paulson

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:21 AM

But...But...But...it couldn't possibly work. It's not a CGEM or an Atlas or a Tak and it's got that thing in there that looks like a wheel wrench. :-)

Very nice mount Barry. Loved Gleaning's. I once built the barn door for astrophotographers I saw there - little manually guided mount with threaded rod, couple of boards, piano hinge, you may remember. Too bad I don't have any pictures of it. You may remember the Edmund's books about mounts and so forth - think Sam Brown wrote them. Lots of good ideas for homemade mounts in there.
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#53 drg

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 12:14 PM

CG5 Equatorial GoTo

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#54 lenny arsenault

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

I will try and post pictures of one of my starliner mounts in restoration. Lenny
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#55 gnowellsct

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:53 AM

AP900QMD on ATS pier

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#56 gnowellsct

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:59 AM

G11 on Berlebach tripod

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#57 Mike Clemens

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:53 PM

LOVE THE QMD on the ATS!!!
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#58 tbone0168

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:05 PM

Orion 120 ST f/5 on a date with CGEM and Black and Decker.... :grin:

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#59 MeadeMan

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

Meade 5000 series 127mm and 80mm ED APO's on a Tele optic Giro 2 Deluxe and Berlebach Uni 18 tripod.

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#60 tbone0168

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:17 PM

Orion 127 Mak and Astro Tech Voyager....travelling light tonight....

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#61 Jim7728

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:11 AM

My Motley Trio. ;)

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:20 PM

Here is my re-powder coated and hypertuned LXD75 on a permanent 9 inch concrete pier using 3/4 inch mounting bolts and a pier plate from Dan's. The peacock slate tile was left over from the kitchen remodel.

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#63 Project Galileo

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

The new finish looks wet and deep. It has a hammered texture too.

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#64 Project Galileo

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:25 PM

It all sits nicely in the center of the yard. I keep the ota in the garage on a custom wall mount and simply carry it out, set it in the rings, turn it on and tell Autostar what day and time it is.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:28 PM

It is parked after use to keep it's alignment and PEC from use to use and kept under this Telegizmo's 365 cover.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:19 PM

Sweet! :bow:

#67 Harold925

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:53 PM

Here's my new CGEM, w/o the C925 attached. No custom pier yet, but I have nice turf.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:56 AM

Your LXD-75 mount is amazing. Love the set up!

#69 MeadeMan

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:37 PM

Here is my re-powder coated and hypertuned LXD75 on a permanent 9 inch concrete pier using 3/4 inch mounting bolts and a pier plate from Dan's. The peacock slate tile was left over from the kitchen remodel.

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Now that is a 'sweeet' arrangement!
10 out of 10 from the powder coat to the pier....I love it.


#70 Taylor

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:19 PM

It all sits nicely in the center of the yard. I keep the ota in the garage on a custom wall mount and simply carry it out, set it in the rings, turn it on and tell Autostar what day and time it is.


Simply amazing work you did there. Best looking LXD75 on the planet!

#71 Tom Andrews

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:27 PM

That's simply the best looking paint job I have ever seen on astronomy equipment.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:27 AM

Doc, nice set-up man! I also like your website........ done professionally and with taste.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:32 AM

EQ6 mount with 8" Newtonian.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:07 AM

Nice set up. :waytogo:
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:53 AM

Thanks Rob, (if you are referring to me?)
All I need is an astro camera & I'll be able
to post photos of space & not mounts!


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