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Started by astromart55, 06/05/2004 02:37PM
Posted 06/05/2004 02:37PM Opening Post
Since the sun disappeared after letting me use my new PST on Thursday for 90 minutes, I've had some time on my hands and figured out two mountings for it. The first is on a Meade ETX-60 fork/base, set on a JMI Megawedge on an old CG-5 tripod. A real frankenscope. grin

Don Wyman

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Don Wyman
Obsession #1166 18" f/4.5
with Argo Navis and ServoCat
WO Megrez 90 APO
Coronado PST
Posted 06/05/2004 02:40PM #1
The second mount is a Celestron 80GT mount with a Baader Bracket and CG-5 tripod legs which added quite a bit more stability than the original. I used chunk of 1/4" aluminum angle 3" on a side so the PST sits upright.

Don Wyman

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Don Wyman
Obsession #1166 18" f/4.5
with Argo Navis and ServoCat
WO Megrez 90 APO
Coronado PST
Posted 06/16/2004 06:01AM #2
Has anyone tried the EQ1 or EQ2 with the PST yet? I have a Astroview EQ with the Orion 80 ED and piggy back camera adapter tube rings I was hoping would allow me to dual view with a white light filter. Unfortunately I have no way to RA align the PST with the ED scope so can not align field of view between the 2 scopes. Perhaps I'll need to build a bracket between the 2 tube rings that has the 1/4-20 bolt (or 2).
Posted 06/18/2004 07:01AM #3
I've made a mount that allows the PST to align with my Orion 80 ED on an Astroview motorized EQ mount in order to view in both white light and H-Alpha.

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