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#851 Kasmos

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 04:13 PM

Here is a Manon/Mayflower/Bushnell mount that I rebuilt and use with any 60mm OTA that fits, here seen with a Towa T-300 OTA. 

 

Note the lock handles.  Both were missing from this mount when I picked it up.   These were obtained from two small, vintage camera tripods.  I found one at a local thrift store and one on eBay, since then I'm always on the lookout for them.   These were re-threaded with a die, a simple procedure that takes all of one minute.  A steel washer forms a pressure shoulder against the clamp, but a nut would work equally well.  A nut could be made round by spinning the handle with nut installed against a file or sanding block.

 

The color and fluting isn't a perfect match for stock but I think the new handles look rather nice and are functionally identical to the originals.  So missing handles from one of these mounts isn't the end of the world.  

 

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Edit:  I remember that someone once used screwdrivers for this same purpose.  Lots of handle choices.

Chuck, It seems like you and I are always on a similar wavelength.  I noticed one on a camera tripod right after my post and thought it would make a good solution. waytogo.gif


 

#852 CHASLX200

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:02 PM

RV-6 with tons of goodies.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/173841954430

Take off 1k and i can see it selling.


 

#853 Terra Nova

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:12 PM

Take off 1k and i can see it selling.

Agreed! Even then, $400 would be most generous. The advertised price Is crazy! There are no real treasures there!


 

#854 Augustus

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:18 PM

I don't get the point of paying more than $100 for an altaz mounted 60mm unless it's a Tak, to be honest.


 

#855 CHASLX200

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:26 PM

I don't get the point of paying more than $100 for an altaz mounted 60mm unless it's a Tak, to be honest.

I feel the same way.


 

#856 Chuck Hards

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:39 PM

I don't get the point of paying more than $100 for an altaz mounted 60mm unless it's a Tak, to be honest.

 

I'd pay $150 for an HOC Manon in good condition.    Not close to a Tak but as good as an achromat gets at f/11.7.   But I get your point.  Compared to a Tak, most of the rest seem like toys.


 

#857 starman876

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:17 PM

I'd pay $150 for an HOC Manon in good condition.    Not close to a Tak but as good as an achromat gets at f/11.7.   But I get your point.  Compared to a Tak, most of the rest seem like toys.

only problem is that to get a Tak alt Az 60mm you got to pay like $1000.   


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#858 Wisconsin Steve

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:21 PM

And back to the ads please...


 

#859 CharlieB

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:26 PM

Locking this up and starting fresh for August.


 


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