How do you mount your classics?
Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:44 AM
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!
Edited by Terra Nova, 18 February 2021 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 18 February 2021 - 01:56 PM
Thanks much. It's stands at the ready in our sunroom for quick observing sessions
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 moment)
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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.