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Re: [Losmandy_users] Re: Picking up my new G11 next week...


Aug 7, 2004

 


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#21861 Aug 7, 2004

Hello everyone



I am receiving a new G11 next week from a local distributor in Spain

(the mounts just arrived in Spain last week and hopefully I will be

picking it up sometime next week).



Having heard that the mounts were modified slightly from the

previous models, I wonder if someone could explain to me in some

detail which these changes have been, and weather they are important

or not.



Secondly, I plan to keep the mount in my terrace. I own a TOA130 OTA

which I will move inside when not in use. I am planning some kind of

shelter or protection for the mount.



Also I would think that some kind of arrangement with wheels should

allow me to move the mount arround the place. Is anybody using

something similar ???? I see JMI produce nice wheeley bars, but

since there are several models I wonder which one should I be

purchasing (at this time I am thinking it would also be a good idea

to get the Losmandy "extender" to allow having the tripod partly

retracted).



Regards from Spain,



Josep



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#21862 Aug 7, 2004

The main point to remember is to take your time with the new

equipment. Be thoroughly familiar with it in your room durng the

daytime before trying to make it work at night.



I would think you would want to put a pier on your terrace, perhaps

bolt it in place. Put the equatorial head on and get as accurately

polar aligned as you care to be. Then put a piece of tape across

thehead and the pier. Sever the tape where the head meets the

pier. Now you when you remove the head all you have to do is line

up the tape to be correctly aligned, next time you set up.



This would in my view be easier than JMI wheely bars. For security

purposes you could easily take the head in and out. If your

location is secure, then you could just leave the head on the pier.

cover it with heavy duty plastic (or a "Desert Storm" heavy duty

mylar cover). The mount will not have a problem being outside.



regards

Greg N



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "pepineus" pepineus@t...>

wrote: > Hello everyone

>

> I am receiving a new G11 next week from a local distributor in

Spain > (the mounts just arrived in Spain last week and hopefully I will

be > picking it up sometime next week).

>

> Having heard that the mounts were modified slightly from the

> previous models, I wonder if someone could explain to me in some

> detail which these changes have been, and weather they are

important > or not.

>

> Secondly, I plan to keep the mount in my terrace. I own a TOA130

OTA > which I will move inside when not in use. I am planning some kind

of > shelter or protection for the mount.

>

> Also I would think that some kind of arrangement with wheels

should > allow me to move the mount arround the place. Is anybody using

> something similar ???? I see JMI produce nice wheeley bars, but

> since there are several models I wonder which one should I be

> purchasing (at this time I am thinking it would also be a good

idea > to get the Losmandy "extender" to allow having the tripod partly

> retracted).

>

> Regards from Spain,

>

> Josep



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#21877 Aug 8, 2004

Greg,



Thanks for the sugestion. Problem is I won't be able to have it

permanetly mounted on a pier. Instead the setup should be somehow

movable around the terrace, hence the reason why I ensivision a

wheeley arrangement.



Teri, thanks for for providing the no. of the wheeley bars you are

using... without the extender right ??? (the Losmandy Extender

elevates the mount head abot 12' (I recall) and allows for the

tripod to be partially folded.



I plan to use the ount+TOA visually at the beggining only, and I

though the extender would make life easier.



Regards,



Josep



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#21882 Aug 8, 2004

No extender. Just the Wheeley bars and the mount. I'm mostly using my

setup for imaging so the eyepiece's height is not terribly critical. Note,

I'm also using the smaller wheels but if you are going to be wheeling over

rough areas, I would get the large wheels. Mine is ok but needs an extra

push to get across the cracks in the concrete of my driveway.



Teri

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Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 2:51 AM

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Picking up my new G11 next week...





> Greg,

>

> Thanks for the sugestion. Problem is I won't be able to have it

> permanetly mounted on a pier. Instead the setup should be somehow

> movable around the terrace, hence the reason why I ensivision a

> wheeley arrangement.

>

> Teri, thanks for for providing the no. of the wheeley bars you are

> using... without the extender right ??? (the Losmandy Extender

> elevates the mount head abot 12' (I recall) and allows for the

> tripod to be partially folded.

>

> I plan to use the ount+TOA visually at the beggining only, and I

> though the extender would make life easier.

>

> Regards,

>

> Josep

>

>

>

>

>

> Yahoo! Groups Links

>

>

>

>

>







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