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Doc

My new mount set up.

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Doc    408

Just spent the last few months designing and building myself a new Alt/Az mount. In case you have not seen the build thread it's on the following link

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/307728-my-new-diy-altaz-mount-a-panther-clone/

I'm really pleased with results, it's dead smooth and balances perfectly, even when the large 31 Nagler is used, there is no need to rebalance between eyepiece changes.

All I need to do now is sort out the encoders.

I called my first mount I made the "DocMount", I can't think of a name for this one at the moment, maybe someone will have a good name.

Here's a few photo's and a video link via youtube, for some reason I can't seem to embed it.

Video link is:

https://youtu.be/vChMQ2Q8Q30

 

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alan potts    4,073

Done Doc, I fancy the 100mm version of that for imaginging.

Alan

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JeremyS    599

That's a wonderful mount, Doc. Looks really sturdy and stable.

Sorry to ask, by what's in the small wooden box on the edge of your patio?

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Doc    408
6 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

That's a wonderful mount, Doc. Looks really sturdy and stable.

Sorry to ask, by what's in the small wooden box on the edge of your patio?

It's a hedgehog feeding house Jeremy I built it a few months ago. It's got a few compartments in for food and a corner where it can sleep. We get three regular hedgehogs that come into the garden.

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Alan White    1,768

Looks like a Rocket with a silo cover over, so RocketMount

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Doc    408
1 minute ago, Alan White said:

Looks like a Rocket with a silo cover over, so RocketMount

I like it Alan, you are the winner so far :thumbsup:

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iPeace    3,030

That video says it all. :icon_eek: What a result! :headbang:

 

 

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Alfian    1,158

Remarkable job! For some reason, perhaps its the pivot and counterweight arm, it reminds me of a nodding donkey but it deserves a better name than that.

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