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Blue Losmandy GM 100....memories....

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#1 Cotts

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:44 PM

My first 'serious' mount......no Go-To, manual etched setting circles,  had to guide with a guide scope, reticle eyepiece,my eyeball and a hand-paddle.

 

First pic is in the winter of 1991-2.  Original model Genesis by Televue.  Guide scope was my first scope from when I was 9 - 60mm f/11.....  I was 39 in the pic....

 

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Next pic is the mid 1990's.  Now a 6-inch f/8 Celestron achromat.  This was a decent scope for well under $1000....  Very good double star splitter..

 

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:51 PM

Around 2000 I got this APM 8-inch f/9 achromat refractor.......Superb optics... no false colour on stars fainter than about 4th magnitude.  Which is most of the Struve catalog anyway.   The mount was ok with this scope....but I later got a Losmandy Titan!!  And a G11!!!

 

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:52 PM

Finally, the Takahashi CN 212 Cass-Newt......this rode on the GM 100 very easily.......

 

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Sold it in about 2002......

 

Has anyone else had one of these great mounts?

 

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:52 PM

That was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing !



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Posted 05 April 2020 - 02:06 PM

What a great mount!

 

I bought mine from Scott back in 1989. I forget if I was in the first or second run. I bought an Astro-Physics 152 F-9 triplet at the same time. I actually got the AP 152 in 4-6 weeks and about 3-4 months before the GM-100. Those were the days.

 

My GM-100 held my 152 Astro-Physics F-9 triplet with ease. A C-14 would be no problem for that mount.

The GM-100 looked great, was sturdy as a rock, had smooth tracking and great load capacity.

 

I had mine for years and then downsized to a G-11 on a lightweight tripod for more portability. The G-11 had more “modern” features but I always though the GM-100 was the better mount.

 

There are just 2 telescopes and mounts that I have sold over the years that when I see photos of them still give me a pang. And although after another downsizing these days I would not have use for the GM-100 or AP 152 F-9, both of those pieces of kit really delivered the goods.

 

I wish I had a picture of mine, but alas, that was not to be.

 

Lets see some images.

 

Bob


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:22 PM

Saw Scott today when picking up a few dovetails. I'd bet he'd be proud to see these lasting memories!


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Posted 07 April 2020 - 08:59 AM

Thanks for sharing that Dave.

 

I just sold mine to a gent in the mid-west.  What a great mount and it held many scopes well, C11, C14, TEC8, ...and was especially the part with my vintage AP 7"F9.

 

Just a solid mount, great tracker, looks really cool, with no issues at all in the 10 years I had it.

 

Jeff

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