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#1 Mikoka

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:01 AM

Hi,

if you are using a Skywatcher AzEq5GT or the AzEq6GT, you can easily make it fit for using with a big Bino:

I am using a AzEq5GT in the alt/az mode with my APM 100 90° ED Apo Bino on an turned fork made of aluminum profiles and mounted at the two saddle plates which were delivered with the mount.

Details see on the pictures. It works very well including all features like tracking and goto and so on  up to magnification of 183x and more :-)

 Kind regards  Michael

 

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Edited by Mikoka, 18 March 2017 - 11:02 AM.


#2 junomike

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

Looks good! 

My APM 100 Semi's came with a similar set up (designed by Anthony of ADM for use with a MiniTower).

I have used the "Cantilever" system on my other Push-To Mounts as well.

 

Mike



#3 Goodchild

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

Looks like a great solution.



#4 Allan Wade

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:28 PM

That's a very neat idea. I was going to mount them off the side of my Atlas AZ/EQG, I think the bigger/heavier Atlas will handle that ok.



#5 Mikoka

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:48 AM

Thank you all for the replies, thank you very much.

I think, this construktion will allow the mount to carry heavier binos easier than that offside modus. It´s like the TTS 160 Panther from TracktheStars in denmark, but not so elegant. I think, everybody will built it in some hours work by himself; costs: round about 100.-$ for the srews, the prisms and the Vixen style clamp and some things from a scrap yard nearby.

The counterweights are from a dumpbell and now the originals delivered with the mount. I had to adapt them by insets made with my little turning lathe.

 

regards  Michael



#6 Klitwo

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:43 AM

It's a GOTO bino mount too... Check it out.  See the following links.

 

Klitwo

 

http://ep.yimg.com/c...0_2269_10969334

 

http://www.ksonoptic...ct/PrdDtls/167/


Edited by Klitwo, 29 March 2017 - 11:44 AM.


#7 Philip Levine

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:15 PM

Looks good! 

My APM 100 Semi's came with a similar set up (designed by Anthony of ADM for use with a MiniTower).

I have used the "Cantilever" system on my other Push-To Mounts as well.

 

Mike

Very nice, clean setup Mike.

Phil



#8 Binocosmos

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:46 PM

What are you using for those white "extenders" on the sliding dew shields on the APM 100's?



#9 Mikoka

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:25 AM

These are tubes for the bathroom or kitchen airing, purchased at a homeworker store nearby :-)

best regards  Michael




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