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John

Show off your Alt-Azimuth mounts

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On 04/02/2020 at 10:13, John said:

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Now that Mr H is a match made in the heavens, wonderful.
So pleased for you to find one of these mounts.

 

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10 hours ago, McNewt said:

Sorry for the mess.  Flooring to be done.   imageproxy.php?img=&key=127fb0a7147957bf

 

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That's a superb alt-az setup :thumbright:

APM Maxload mount but I don't know the tripod / pillar ?

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The two I currently use, The AYO II and the Tecnosky Elle 2.

Since these pics the AYO is now double clamped, the Nexus has a proper bracket and the Argo bracket is fixed as well. 

 

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9 hours ago, John said:

That's a superb alt-az setup :thumbright:

APM Maxload mount but I don't know the tripod / pillar ?

Thx!

The one thing that is not superb (yet) is the balance with the setup as seen in the photo.   The CC8 is a bit back heavy, add two long focal length TV eyepieces and it gets a little bit unwieldy.  I need to tighten the alt axis a bit too much for my liking.  I have a longer V-style dovetail and a balance weight to be fitted on the refractor side.  Need to do a bit of drilling first though. The scope rings have metric threads, but he the dovetail is UNC.

 

 

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