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  1. I found this setup in internet and make me think, with AZEQ6 GT and 2 scopes, different weights and size, without counterweight in AZ mode! - I can put a MAK100mm 3kg +- and a OO VX10l 12kg +- without counterweight? Does anyone have this setup mount and already used without counterweight with two telescopes of different weights? Is it really necessary to have a balance using in AZ mode? The problem to centralize the object with both scopes is true? With the SW AZEQ6 GT? Follow the images a TSA-120 with 6.5 kg i think and the other with 22kg i forgot the brand hehe you can help me?
  2. Hi Anyone Else had this problem?: My AZ-EQ6 GT has a small amount of movement in the RA axis which doesn't go away with clamping, which allows the scope to move when taking astrophotos. With everything clamped up (RA/DEC clutches, Alt knobs, and Az bolts), i can still move the mount head a fraction of a mm, (in any direction). of course this gets amplified by the distance away from the head, so that at the end of the CWeight bar it is visible as a mm or so. At the telescope (10" Newt) the movement is more pronounced, and is 'friction free' so that you can make it move even with a gentle touch. I tried slacking all clamps off and its still there.. Any ideas what and how I need to tighten up to get rid of it? thanks Mike
  3. Hi all, So I just finished installing my new permanent pier, solid as a rock and working a treat, (photos below). I made two lots of the adapters, and would like to offer the spare one for sale. In fact, I have enough material to make 4 or 5 more if people are interested? I am going to offer it as a kit as it took me a little while working out the bolt sizes, finding the handle etc, better not to make a mistake. it will suit anyone thinking of making their own pier from Soil pipe etc (the bolt holes are on a PCD of 150mm so the ID of the pipe needs to be 160mm or greater) so here is the deal: £70 for complete kit consisting of : Pier Adapter for AZ-EQ6 and leveling/support plate (12.7mm thick Aluminium for plate) Extra long Zinc plated Bolts for setting into concrete, with nuts and washers for level adjustment. Securing knob for base of mount to pier (easy to remove mount later if needed) Pilar bolt for azimuth bolts to move against, with locking nut. Postage to UK location I would like to make all the parts in one go, so will wait a week or two to gauge the interest. (extra note: this design could be adapted for the EQ5 also by changing the adapter, I would need to measure it up though..) cheers Mike (PS: Yes, I am making a little bit of money on each one, to help pay for my pier, but it's still cheaper than any commercial one, so I hope I don't offend anyone with the price)
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