NEW El Capitan 3600GTO


Dean S
 

New big daddy mount!!!!!!

http://www.astro-physics.com/


Jeff Young <jey@...>
 

Gulp. What size pier is that on? 12"?

-- Jeff.



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New big daddy mount!!!!!!

http://www.astro-physics.com/ <http://www.astro-physics.com/>


Joe Mize
 

Woof!!! What a Monster...joe :)

"May You Go Among The Imperishable Stars"

Joe Mize
StarFields Observatory http://www.cav-sfo.com/
Chiefland, FL 29:24'33.4"N 82:51'37.7"W

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New big daddy mount!!!!!!

http://www.astro-physics.com/





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Richard Crisp
 

looks really nice to me!

One thought though: for a really big "observatory scope" it would seem to be advantageous to have a fork mount: no meridian swap needed

I wonder if there will ultimately be a fork version offered as Mathis Inst does for their truly huge mounts?



Jeff Young <jey@...> wrote:
Gulp. What size pier is that on? 12"?

-- Jeff.


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New big daddy mount!!!!!!

http://www.astro-physics.com/ <http://www.astro-physics.com/>


Chuck Faranda <mail_lists2@...>
 

This will be great for that 20" RC I'll never get :-)

Regards,
Chuck


Howard Hedlund
 

--- In ap-gto@..., Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...> wrote:

One thought though: for a really big "observatory scope" it would
seem to be advantageous to have a fork mount: no meridian swap needed

Hi from AIC:

Believe it or not, this new mount can be configured with an
astrographic pier to allow all-sky coverage with no meridian swap. The
advantage over a fork is more compact size and lower vibration for an
given weight. When I get back next week I will post an image of this
concept. The first prototype that is being installed in Antarctica has
such a configuration that allows tracking 24 hours per day.

Rolando


Richard Crisp
 

thanks, that solves the problem that concerned me Roland.

this is a very exciting development

i want to see the astrographic pier when you get a chance to post it.

thanks for the update!
rdc

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Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 5:07 PM
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--- In ap-gto@..., Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...> wrote:

> One thought though: for a really big "observatory scope" it would
seem to be advantageous to have a fork mount: no meridian swap needed
>

Hi from AIC:

Believe it or not, this new mount can be configured with an
astrographic pier to allow all-sky coverage with no meridian swap. The
advantage over a fork is more compact size and lower vibration for an
given weight. When I get back next week I will post an image of this
concept. The first prototype that is being installed in Antarctica has
such a configuration that allows tracking 24 hours per day.

Rolando


Jerry Lodriguss
 

At 08:22 PM 10/26/2007, you wrote:
The first prototype that is being installed in Antarctica has
such a configuration that allows tracking 24 hours per day.
How does it work so that the cables don't get twisted and tangled up inside?

Jerry