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A Tale of Two Refractors

Started by David Simons, 08/17/2004 12:11AM
Posted 08/17/2004 12:11AM | Edited 08/17/2004 12:50AM Opening Post
I have thought about getting a Giro mount from time to time to allow two OTA's to be used side by side at the same time.

But since I have been building a few pipe mounts recently, I tried to make a similar Alt-Az Giro style mount.

This pipe mount sets up fast, and any scope that can be mounted to a Losmandy plate fits right on. I just have to watch the thread un-winding to make sure the azimuth does not get too loose.

The ST150 acts like an ultimate finderscope for whatever scope goes on the other side : )

David Simons

PS, For what it's worth, I did a quick test of the two refractors, .. and the Takahashi seems to give sharper stars grin

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