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Prototype EQ6-R knee pillar - no meridian flip

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#1 Stefan_G

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:17 AM

Hello,

I present here my prototype of the EQ6-R knick pillar.
This eliminates the annoying meridian flip and the whole new settings.
This prototype is still made of wood, aluminum is ordered. Will be built next week.
Should not be advertising, is also only for the German market.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

Very cool. I wonder why equatorial mount manufacturers don't all offer optional pier extenders. I guess there is always a battle between the moment arm length and stability. And avoiding the flip is probably not worth the extra cost for most. I know Gemini has a pier extender for its G53F which has a similar configuration that allows for flip-free imaging, but it costs nearly $1000.  Will yours be good for any target declination? That's a pretty long tube.

 

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#3 Stefan_G

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:25 PM

My design is very stable, the setting is very good and easy.
Details will not be revealed, otherwise will be rebuilt by other merchants.
For the EQ6-R I offer only in the package, thus with mount. Together 1999, - Euro.
For the old EQ-6 I offer an upgrade for 599, - Euro.
Only for the German market. I can also only small numbers.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:38 PM

Only for the German market. 

You think that other amateur astronomers in Europe are not worthy of your product? confused1.gif confused1.gif confused1.gif

 

I'm joking, I always appreciate your creations

 

CIAO!


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#5 Riccardo_italy

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

Do I have to provide a german ID card if I come to Germany to collect this stuff?

 

'kidding, of course :D

 

Congrats for your realization!



#6 Stefan_G

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:00 AM

The problem is, only pickup.



#7 Stefan_G

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

Hello,
here the final version made of aluminum, powder-coated in yellow.
But it remained with this one copy. The demand was not there, no one wanted to pay the value of the work.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:58 AM

Hello,
here the final version made of aluminum, powder-coated in yellow.
But it remained with this one copy. The demand was not there, no one wanted to pay the value of the work.

I was considering something like this. I understand that the angle of the "knee" defines the range of usable latitudes. I also saw the version that Lacerta make (also intended for the German market) Though my location in southern Europe makes both models unsuitable.

My issue was about the inherent "springiness" of the set up. It seems to me that you have the weight of the telescope + camera and the weight of the mount and the weight of the counterweights all exerting force on the "knee" joint and the long section from that to the mount. While that should be a constant force, it can't be easy to suppress vibration in that strut.




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