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#1876 StarRipper

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:44 AM

Here is a few of my mounts. A CGEM II with a 16" pier extension, A G11 on a tall CI700 refractor tripod and my "new to me" Gemini GI-1 on a LX200 tripod.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:59 AM

I was told there's no such thing as too much mount? Super excited to get my 130PDS and camera mounted on this guy. 

 

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#1878 MikeECha

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:06 PM

After a year of learning, tweaking and fine tuning, here is my master piece. Queen even made a song for me: "I am in love with my rig" flowerred.gif

 

My Rig - upclose.jpg

 

 

EDIT: How can I add other pics to this post. I do not have/see the "more options" button.

 

 

 


Edited by MikeECha, 05 October 2019 - 06:10 PM.

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#1879 MikeECha

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:00 PM

After a year of learning, tweaking and fine tuning, here is my master piece. Queen even made a song for me: "I am in love with my rig" flowerred.gif

 

attachicon.gif My Rig - upclose.jpg

 

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Not sure why but I can not attach more that one pic at a time so here is another one

 

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#1880 MikeECha

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:02 PM

Not sure why but I can not attach more that one pic at a time so here is another one

 

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And one more

 

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#1881 Tom K

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:10 AM

I know why - your images are all just under 500KB and that is the max for the sum of all images in a post.

 

Nice rig by the way!


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#1882 Seaquel47

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:21 PM

My first upgrade mount, an iOptron AZ Mount Pro.  I got it to do EAA and it does a decent job even with the Meade 8" SCT on it.

 

 

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#1883 Garyth64

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:41 PM

Here's my AT130EDT on a CGEMII at one of our outreach events at Island Lake.

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 06:20 PM

A first time it's been outside Titan.  I'm the third owner and head and electronics have either sat in the box or assembled but indoors.  This is its first trip outside, except for transfer to and from my car when I bought it.

 

Thing is a beast.  The old HD tripod is next to the Titan tripod for a comparison and scale.

 

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 04:58 AM

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Here is my new Mesu200 mount mk2 or Mesu e200 at the observatory.
It was installed at the end of July and now is fully operative with the RC10.
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Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:49 AM

I posted this back in Feb and here's a little refresh about it.

 

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The SS-One Traveler is a harmonic drive-based mount made by SS-One in Japan. It uses the Oriental Motor Harmonic Drive PKP262FD15AW-H100 which is the same motor used in the HobyM Crux Mini. The SS-One Traveler is rated to carry approx 5kg capacity with a counterweight (although I’m putting closer towards 6kg with my Takahashi FSQ-85ED and so far seems to be handling fine).

 

The mount is controlled by the AutoGuider Pro, that’s based on the Raspberry Pi. It's truly a marvel of a control that eliminates the need of a PC/Laptop. Aside from autoguiding (as its name suggests), it also an intervalometer control for DSLRs, has dithering, Polar Alignment (for Northern Hemisphere only, Southern Hemisphere would have to drift align, or somehow mount a Polemaster, etc.), some basic GOTO (more about this later), and focus control.

 

With the right GPS USB device, it can pull the location and with a WiFi USB, Sky Safari Pro can control the mount for a more extensive GOTO database. Further, there's remote VNC too. Here's a VNC video of the autoguiding calibration.

 

https://youtu.be/v6-zXrae7eI

 

This is designed to be a (trans)portable travel friendly setup, without the need for use of a PC/laptop for control. It does require 12V of which I use the OmniCharge Ultimate to power the mount.


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#1887 G_Gagnon

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:40 AM

Here is a photograph of my setup.

 

It consists of:

 

An OnStep modified Astro-Physics AP400 mount;
An ODROID N2 computer running Ubuntu, KStars, EKOS and Indi server;
A RPI running as a hotspot;
A ZWO ASI1600 camera and Zagyl filter wheel;
A Pegasus Astro DFMC focuser and Power Box;
All this on a home made telescope cart (missing a wheel :-) ) that will allow me to roll it out of the garage and get ready for observing/astrophoto within minutes.

 

The OnStep controller is the grey box mounted on a small plexiglass sheet, attached to the tripod leg. The cart design was an adaptation of one, presented by the BBC Sky at Night Magazine ( www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/build-...ing-telescope-dolly/ ). If you intend to build a similar cart, consider using 8" (20cm) wheels if you need to roll it over grass or uneven terrain; 6" (15cm) wheels are not large enough to my liking.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Edited by G_Gagnon, 16 October 2019 - 07:43 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:55 PM

Here's my CGX Raspberry Pi4 controlled.

 

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#1889 Lead_Weight

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:58 PM

I posted this back in Feb and here's a little refresh about it.

 

attachicon.gif DSC_3504 (1).jpeg

 

The SS-One Traveler is a harmonic drive-based mount made by SS-One in Japan. It uses the Oriental Motor Harmonic Drive PKP262FD15AW-H100 which is the same motor used in the HobyM Crux Mini. The SS-One Traveler is rated to carry approx 5kg capacity with a counterweight (although I’m putting closer towards 6kg with my Takahashi FSQ-85ED and so far seems to be handling fine).

 

The mount is controlled by the AutoGuider Pro, that’s based on the Raspberry Pi. It's truly a marvel of a control that eliminates the need of a PC/Laptop. Aside from autoguiding (as its name suggests), it also an intervalometer control for DSLRs, has dithering, Polar Alignment (for Northern Hemisphere only, Southern Hemisphere would have to drift align, or somehow mount a Polemaster, etc.), some basic GOTO (more about this later), and focus control.

 

With the right GPS USB device, it can pull the location and with a WiFi USB, Sky Safari Pro can control the mount for a more extensive GOTO database. Further, there's remote VNC too. Here's a VNC video of the autoguiding calibration.

 

https://youtu.be/v6-zXrae7eI

 

This is designed to be a (trans)portable travel friendly setup, without the need for use of a PC/laptop for control. It does require 12V of which I use the OmniCharge Ultimate to power the mount.

Really nice! This looks very similar to the Avalon single fork mounts. Can it track across the meridian without a flip?



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:17 PM

Really nice! This looks very similar to the Avalon single fork mounts. Can it track across the meridian without a flip?

You mean the Avalon M-Uno? Yeah a little like that. It’s also similar to the upcoming Astrotrac 360. The only thing I’d the SS-One Traveler uses Harmonic Drive motors so doesn’t have to be as balanced as traditional mounts, & there’s no backlash.

It will track across the meridian - whilst good for astrophotography avoiding the need to reframe, I’m not used to it! It does it with GOTO too. I’ve had diagonal & eyepiece crash on my tripod :).

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:25 PM

Older ES exos 2 without motors so I use it manually. Easy to tune, these are very smooth and stable when adjusted properly. Carries a SW ed100 so I'm not taxing it by any means.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1892 Giancarlo Zeni

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:08 PM

Hello. again to post my set up- It is time in English- Translated however ahahah-
The tool you see is what more
This is the Tecnosky refractor of 70mm focal length 420 f6 and the planetary chamber that I also use for color deep ski is the Asi Zwo 224 MC, which I pair with the Cat UV / IR filter for the planetarium and L-Pro for the Deep-
As a guide, I use a 50mm Scharp Guider and lodestar. -
I usually use everything from my home observatory, but every now and then I go to high altitude for decent shots under less polluted skies.

 

 

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#1893 brave_ulysses

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:08 PM

background there looks very scenic (as is the eqpt). maybe a shot of the scope with some of the surroundings? 

 

very nice!

 

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Here is my new Mesu200 mount mk2 or Mesu e200 at the observatory.
It was installed at the end of July and now is fully operative with the RC10.




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