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How do you mount your classics?

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#51 b_bafford

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:42 AM

I find some of the original vintage mounts to be aesthetically pleasing if not exactly pleasing to use.

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:44 AM

The bar that fastens from the scope to the mount. It’s silver and on the right hand side. What is it called? I need one to restore my scope and can’t find terminology that helps my search.

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 12:02 PM

My little ATM mount, built in 1973, has carried several different scopes over its life. With the 4" F/10 it's lightweight and makes a great G&G scope.

 

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 01:00 PM

My little ATM mount, built in 1973, has carried several different scopes over its life. With the 4" F/10 it's lightweight and makes a great G&G scope.

That is just a gorgeous little setup Steve! So attractive! It’s definitely living room display worthy!


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Posted 18 February 2021 - 01:56 PM

Hi Terra,

Thanks much. It's stands at the ready in our sunroom for quick observing sessionssmile.gif  

 

I've been working on my personal down sizing of my astronomy stuff, but since this is such an easy scope to handle and has the most sentimental value, it's the one I plan on keeping.

 

It's nice to be down to one scope, three eyepieces, and a few filters. At the age I'm approaching, not having to mess with power cords and cables and creating a trip hazard is also nice (it happened with my Losmandy mount, I tripped and ended up in the flower bed, flat on my back. Talk about a hobby killer momentlol.gif

 

Steve


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Posted 18 February 2021 - 02:22 PM

I have 3 that I use:

 

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1981 DS-16 Meade

1950's  Cave Astrola 2" dec shaft /tangent arm

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 02:28 PM

Would you show a picture of the Cave mount?

Less some c-wts.

 

Clear Skies.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:16 AM

Steve T, that is a sweet rig and setup!!


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:38 AM

I have an old Vixen Polaris I use in Alt Az, but since most of my classics (Tak 75) are now 80s and under I just use the Porta II. I have a pair of them. Couple with the modern Celestron 127 Nexstar MAK with it's drive, and the Polaris to hold an SW100, I'm pretty much set with those. The Unitron 50mm I still use with the Original mount--lunar viewing only. In fact the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn are pretty much my viewing, with an occasional pan of the skies with an AT60 on really dark, clear nights.




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