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#1 PawPaw

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:08 PM

After a recent purchase of an OTA that needed a mount I was sitting on the porch  looking at my 1960's or so Edmund Heavy duty mount,   Will it work?  Can I adapt some rings to it?  Will it be too short?  I really like this mount and have used it on several of my Edmunds but this is the first time I have tried to adapt it for a more modern scope.  

 

I found some 95mm parallex rings and  dovetail here on CN......Thanks Allen!  Yesterday I got around to making the mods....completely reversable to the Ever Adaptable Edmund.  It makes me wonder if Edscorp planned for adaptability or is this just luck?  Either way meet the 95mm ringed Edmund!

 

 

 

 

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:09 PM

A few more pics

 

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:58 PM

That looks good!  Do you have a picture with the OTA in the rings?



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:49 PM

Ah yes what landed on the Edmund?  A noble japanese telescope.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:55 PM

Sweet setup for the Goto 80mm!

 

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 10:01 PM

I have a taller tripod but I wanted to try it on something a little closer to the ground......Last night I sat on the ground viewing Izar in Bootes......It was actually quite comfortable.  The performance is, if I may quote Koji Matsumoto:  "Noble".

 

 

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:02 AM

Nice!  Looks like what I have done too.  This size Edmund mount works great.  I have larger mounts for the larger scopes, so this Edmund works great for my 3" refractors.  (even my 90mm Meade 395)

 

I used a piece of 1-1/2" x 11" x 1/4" aluminum to keep my brackets even in the cradle.

Here my 3" Sears:

 

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Here's my 3" Swift:

 

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Edmund 1.jpg

 

Here's a close up of  the modification to the clock drive clutch.  I wanted to be able to engage and disengage the drive, without messing with the 3 stock screws.  This lever tightens or looses the clutch.

 

Edmund 2.jpg

It works perfect.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:19 AM

Very nice......I had a feeling I was not alone.  waytogo.gif


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