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#1 BlueTrane2028

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:06 PM

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From a Craigslist ad near me, pic likely to disappear eventually.  Seems to me it's about 25lbs of scope on a 12lb mount.

Funny what people try to get away with.  Just sharing for the sake of it.  Enjoy.


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#2 petert913

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:30 PM

Yikes !  That will never do. 



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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:33 PM

lol.gif  I guess the CW shaft is hold by the fence. It clearly can't balance the scope lol. By the way, I had a 6" Achromat and was using it on a CG5. This scope looks way heavier than the C6 Achromat.



#4 Dave_L

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:40 PM

The little mount that could! "I think I can, I think I can". lol.gif 


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#5 ShaulaB

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:46 PM

I hope somebody rescues this scope and gives it a proper home/mount.



#6 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:57 PM

There's mostly air in that tube.



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Posted 10 January 2021 - 06:52 AM

There's mostly air in that tube.

No, they probably filled it with helium to keep it upright long enough to take a picture. I think I'm going to report this to the SPCM (society for prevention of cruelty to mounts).

 

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 07:11 AM

Perhaps that is all he can afford and it actually works just fine for his viewing....


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 08:44 AM

Be a good mount for my ST80.


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:31 AM

lol.gif  I guess the CW shaft is hold by the fence. It clearly can't balance the scope lol. By the way, I had a 6" Achromat and was using it on a CG5. This scope looks way heavier than the C6 Achromat.

Yeah, that single counterweight at the end of the shaft doesn't look like it will adaquetly counterbalance the OTA. I hope the mount has a strong RA lock!


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 08:52 AM

I hope somebody rescues this scope and gives it a proper home/mount.

The price was higher than I wanted to pay for the OTA by itself, knowing full well I'd have to put a good amount down on a mount for it, and there's no telling if the mount is damaged from this mistreatment, guessing it is, and nothing I have is begging to be installed on it...



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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:02 AM

An astrophotographer's dream! Just look at that sturdy, beefy, periodic error free mount! lol.gif


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:35 PM

The little ornament guy holding the American flag should be holding a white flag for the mount.



#14 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:50 PM

Yes, one should always avoid under-mounting!

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 04:26 PM

WOW, setting up this huge AP mount for such a small scope need a real determination smile.gif

Yes, one should always avoid under-mounting!



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 12:15 AM

Perhaps that is all he can afford and it actually works just fine for his viewing...

I like the above sentiment... it is humorous to poke fun, but we at CN should also consider how fortunate we are to have what we have and to understand that not everyone is as lucky. I would never belittle someone for pursuing this great thing we call astronomy no matter how inferior their equipment... in fact I would probably end up donating some gear and advice. Clear skies all.


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:49 AM

An astrophotographer's dream! Just look at that sturdy, beefy, periodic error free mount! lol.gif

Periodic error does not exist if the mount can't move lol.gif


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:50 AM

Yes, one should always avoid under-mounting!

I thought I was bad,  having a Meade ETX90 on my Paramount ME taking pics of the conjunction.   Joe


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:11 AM

I've seen a C6 mounted on a 501HDV photo tripod.  I wouldn't do it.  I told that to the person doing it, and explained why it's not a good idea.

 

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#20 Sarkikos

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:13 AM

I like the above sentiment... it is humorous to poke fun, but we at CN should also consider how fortunate we are to have what we have and to understand that not everyone is as lucky. I would never belittle someone for pursuing this great thing we call astronomy no matter how inferior their equipment... in fact I would probably end up donating some gear and advice. Clear skies all.

It is possible to criticize and give advice without belittling.  Or at least it should be.

 

Mike


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#21 Delta608

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 01:25 PM

Because there is a tinge of an elitist attitude in making fun of someone who didn't ask for criticism or advice...



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 01:41 PM

Then let it be an example of what not to do - and why not to do it - for others viewing this thread.  

 

Mike


Edited by Sarkikos, 12 January 2021 - 01:42 PM.



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