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Remember these mounts from Richard Berry?

Started by Walter, 06/23/2014 12:08PM
Posted 06/23/2014 12:08PM | Edited 06/23/2014 12:08PM Opening Post
I recently acquired a 6" refractor and it may be a little too much for my Byers EQ Mount. So, I remember this mount from one of Berry's books. I had to buy another copy to get the compete plans but it went together fine and I just did first assembly and attached the OTA. Pretty smooth and very rigid if I do say so myself.

Walt

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Posted 06/23/2014 01:07PM #1
There's a guy, or was, that used to attend TMSP with a huge D&G 8-inch f/12 refractor on one of those exact mounts...But he had painted it yellow and green, as it was the theme for his John Deere telescope!

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Posted 04/14/2019 07:13PM #2
Walter,
  I once had an AP 6" F-9 refractor and was killing myself trying to mount it.  Once I saw Berrys book, I realize that I should have done what you did by making the simple yet sturdy alt az refractor holding tripod.  If I had done that, I would have observed much more with that excellent OTA but I gave up and sold it,
Looks like you did a pretty good job with yours.
Clear skies,
Jim Phelps
Posted 04/16/2019 10:34PM #3
Can you tell me which of Mr. Berry's books contain the mount design?

Perhaps even share a PDF of the design?

Mike R
Posted 04/16/2019 11:08PM #4
Originally Posted by Michael Rothschild
Can you tell me which of Mr. Berry's books contain the mount design?

Perhaps even share a PDF of the design?

Mike R
Michael, I believe it's "Build Your Own Telescope". There is a drawing of the mount, along with others, on the cover. 

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Posted 05/19/2019 01:04AM #5
Posted 05/28/2019 03:33AM #6
Originally Posted by Andy Sedlacek
There's a guy, or was, that used to attend TMSP with a huge D&G 8-inch f/12 refractor on one of those exact mounts...But he had painted it yellow and green, as it was the theme for his John Deere telescope!
I also saw this guy's Green & Yellow "monster" and it was very impressive to a newbe !!!!

Nice mount for a 6 inch f8 "yard cannon" since it makes the OTA look small !!!

Ed
Posted 05/28/2019 03:35AM #7
Originally Posted by john raymond
Yes
WOW, John, that is really an awesome setup !!!
Posted 05/28/2019 06:19PM #8
Originally Posted by john raymond
Yes

Beautiful scope John.....that looks like a Parallax build?

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Posted 06/01/2019 10:31PM #9
Yes it’s a Parallax