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#1851 rexrobichaux

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:56 AM

 
Here's my EQ6-R ready to roll early this spring with my older Meade SN-8 reflector, as well as the baby-mount (iOptron Skyguider Pro). So far this has been a great mount- tempted to pick up a second one to have two rigs running simultaneously (although I don't actually see this happening lol). 
 
Meade SN-8 and Family in Action

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#1852 Arringar

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:37 PM

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Paramount MX with my Takahasi Epsilon.
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#1853 jag767

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:35 AM

My SW120ed riding my on new mount. 

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#1854 g450

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:25 AM

I filled a 8" diameter piece of sonotube with concrete and mounted a Skyguider pro to the top. I can tilt this over and roll it with one hand even though it weighs over 100 pounds. I drilled four indentations in the driveway and the leveling bolts of the platform sit in those. I added a electrical outlet with USB ports that powers the camera, dew shield and the drive motor etc. I am using a Astrotech 72ED 2 and a Sony A6500 camera. This mount is very solid. I can be polar aligned in 5 minutes .IMG_20190721_143814628_HDR.jpg


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#1855 rkaufmann87

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:44 AM

I filled a 8" diameter piece of sonotube with concrete and mounted a Skyguider pro to the top. I can tilt this over and roll it with one hand even though it weighs over 100 pounds. I drilled four indentations in the driveway and the leveling bolts of the platform sit in those. I added a electrical outlet with USB ports that powers the camera, dew shield and the drive motor etc. I am using a Astrotech 72ED 2 and a Sony A6500 camera. This mount is very solid. I can be polar aligned in 5 minutes .attachicon.gif IMG_20190721_143814628_HDR.jpg

Can you rotate the photo so I don't have to tilt my head sideways to view the photo?


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#1856 g450

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:13 AM

Correct viewIMG_20190721_143814628_HDR.jpg


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#1857 Joe1950

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:15 AM

I thought the first view was ok and that you lived on the equator. grin.gif

 

Very nice idea! And I’ll bet it is solid also.


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#1858 MikeMiller

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 09:16 AM

Can you rotate the photo so I don't have to tilt my head sideways to view the photo?

He said he can tilt it over with one hand... one finger, actually! *click*



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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

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Sky-Watcher 130PDS on Celestron CG-5 ASGT with Canon 80D. 

 

First light with this new to me combo!


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#1860 MHamburg

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:03 AM

This is a fine example of a "buildingless" observatory.lol.gif Michael



#1861 Stevan Klaas

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

Balconastrophotography in full effort...
 
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#1862 Tonk

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:25 PM

My GM2000HPS mount is now 1500 miles from home (UK) and residing in a shed in Spain

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#1863 MHamburg

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

That is the most awesome collection of equipment in one small space I have ever seen!

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#1864 Tonk

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:43 PM

That is the most awesome collection of equipment in one small space I have ever seen!


Thanks smile.gif . The Spanish observatory shed (belonging to ICAstronomy) that the rig is in took 2 years longer than planned to materialize. The result was I kept dreaming up and adding stuff to the rig. Thankfully the observatory was finished back in March and I had to stop building yet another gismo. A lot of the electronics on the rig is hand built including a weather station, a UPS for automated computer shutdown on power failure and a voltage/current/temperature sensors processor. The latter has really helped me sort out running the rig under high ambient temperatures (30C +) during the Spanish summer for understanding how to manage power and camera cooling. More on the actual construction in the link below ...

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#1865 Nippon

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:37 AM

My old school GM8 dual axis 492 digital drive.

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#1866 bsharp321

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:31 PM

Current EQ6-R Pro setup.  Wish it was outside but its cloudy.  :-)Current Mount Setup 500K.jpg


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#1867 NikhilJoshi

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:33 PM

Amazing how much rain a little AZ mount can bring!

 

NV G&G Kit

 

This is my new-and-improved Grab&Go kit. The AZ-GTi will make the nightvision more effective as light pollution made star-hopping very difficult. North+Level and 2-star align is fast enough to get 15 or 20 minutes in on rare, clear Seattle nights.

 

-Nik


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#1868 Rocketrat1

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:55 PM

Here's my new Orion Atlas Pro that just arrived yesterday! Can't wait for first light with this beast!

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

Twilight II bossing around 8" F6 newts, 6" F8 fracs, and smaller 80mm to 120mm fracs like they're nothing. Really enjoying this simple mount for quick visuals! They're all in the observatory, so they are truly "grab and go" in the sense that I can take a Twilight I or Twilight II and set it down near my Obs and just bring an OTA to it, just a few feet, so anything 50lbs or less is easy to move, 30lbs is comfy, 25lbs is easy. Less is without effort really. No distance to move. Setup takes minutes, literally 2~5 minutes. Already thermally acclimated.

 

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Twilight I, Twilight II and HEQ5 in the Obs.

 

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Very best,


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#1870 deepanshu29

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:36 PM

 
My rig

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#1871 elmiko

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:39 PM

I know it's not a AP Or Paramount,  but it gets the job done.  This is my primary imaging rig. 

Mike 

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#1872 JoeR

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:39 AM

Oh no the balance got thrown off on the RA axis! Tracking ruined!

 

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#1873 dwmedic

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:35 PM

My new Skywatcher AZ-EQ Avant

 

Setup as an Equatorial mount for higher power tracking.

 

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Now in Alt-Az for sweeping the star fields

 

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Works really well for my ST80 and 102mm Mak.

 

 


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:58 AM

NoH's Mount CT-20
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Alt-azimuth, weight: 4.4lbs


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 06:45 PM

This is my Vixen Sphinx SXD that will be converted to a diy goto - either rDuinoscope or STM32.

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