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#1 Mike W

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:22 PM

I just sold my old TV Panoramic and old Gibraltar and bought a new Gibraltar HD5 for my TV102 so I can go higher power on double stars! The HD5 is made to handle a 5" TV scope and wow is it rock steady. Has a Berlebach tripod and a half pillar with giant azimuth bearing and huge altitude bearings. Now if it would just stop raining (and not almost full moon) can't wait to try it on some double stars!

 

http://televue.com/e...200&Tab=_GibHD5


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:55 PM

What an excellent mount that truly is, Mike!

 

I only have the ordinary Berlebach Planet alt-az mount. 

But yours is even better. 

Not that I am complaining about mine. 

It has a DM6 head after all. 

 

With your TV102 we will definitely look forward to your double star reports. 

 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 



#3 Mike W

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

What an excellent mount that truly is, Mike!

 

I only have the ordinary Berlebach Planet alt-az mount. 

But yours is even better. 

Not that I am complaining about mine. 

It has a DM6 head after all. 

 

With your TV102 we will definitely look forward to your double star reports. 

 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 

Thanks! I used to use a GM-8 but got tired of setting it up and I don't go after really dim or tight doubles so this should be perfect. I'll report back at the end of the month (weather permitting). My friend Alan French has a DM6 and it works great so nothing to complain about!

Mike


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

I use a Gibraltar 5 and an NP101.  Pretty stable up to 180x.  If I push the magnification beyond that, things get a bit shaky.



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

I use a Gibraltar 5 and an NP101.  Pretty stable up to 180x.  If I push the magnification beyond that, things get a bit shaky.

Spikey131,

Do you have one of the new versions?  I remember reading that they changed the design (pier, bearings?), but would need to confirm with TV as I don't have experience with previous version.  Mine is very stable well above 180x with a NP101.  

 

Just curious.



#6 Mike W

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:09 PM

I use a Gibraltar 5 and an NP101.  Pretty stable up to 180x.  If I push the magnification beyond that, things get a bit shaky.

Gib 5 and Gib HD5 are two different mounts! The HD5 is much more stable with the half pillar and Berlebach tripod.

 

Look at this Televue photo of the HD5, you'll see the difference:

 

http://televue.com/e...200&Tab=_GibHD5


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#7 Mike W

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:45 PM

Here was first light with my TV Gibraltar HD5, My encoders are on the way so by new moon I'll have some push to computer control!

 

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