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King Kong has Arrived

Started by 1953, 02/06/2011 03:40PM
Posted 02/06/2011 03:40PM Opening Post
This suck'ah is BIG. But beautiful. Joe at Parallax does nice work.

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Posted 02/06/2011 03:41PM #1
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Posted 02/06/2011 07:30PM #2
Congrats Jeff.....Those are mo better good doin it mounts smile

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 02/07/2011 01:07PM #3
Jeff

Here's a dumb question. I have Losmandy mounts that are easily rough polar-aligned with the integral boresight. (Im visual only) I dont see that feature on your new mount. How do you polar align it?

Its a beautiful work of art!

Thanks
John
Posted 02/08/2011 01:15PM #4
Beautiful mount Jeff, congrats!
Enjoy it! 8)

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Posted 03/07/2011 05:46PM #5
What a beast the Kong is. Despite the sore back, bruised knuckles and minor cuts & blood during the process, I got the bad boy installed.

Electronics check out fine but, as is the usual state of astro-life this winter, I'm waiting on the weather to dial the set up in.

Jeff

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Posted 03/09/2011 06:33PM #6
I have the HD200C. Is the counterweight shaft held in place with a .375" Allen head stud like mine?





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