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Re: Pier for the gm8?????


Dec 18, 2003

 


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#18336 Dec 18, 2003

I would like to install a permanent pier with my GM8. What do you

recommend me to buy? Any particular brands? Where to buy it.



Thank you.



Juan Flores



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#18337 Dec 18, 2003

Hi Juan,



I have a homemade pier. Look at this photos:



rainerehlert.com/astro/Base.jpg

rainerehlert.com/astro/Base-terminada.jpg

rainerehlert.com/astro/Observatorio05.jpg

rainerehlert.com/astro/Observatorio08.jpg

rainerehlert.com/astro/Observatorio09.jpg



The base is a hole 90cm x 60cm deep. The pier is a concret filled

25cm PVC pipe with iron armored inside about 140cm high. Around it I

made a base which does not touch the round base and on top of the

concrete platform I put a wooden platform. This is really not

necessary but I do not like the cold concrete under my feet.



The black part is a 4" x 6" pier which is sold by Losmandy.



MA Meade field tripod adapter

6.0" diameter, 4.0" high. Inside machined to fit G-11 and GM-8

mounts. Tube has 1/2" thick bottom with 1/2" hole in center, posts

for the electronics are mounted on the side. Also used on top of

permanent piers.





I made 2 round iron plates with each 3 holes for being able to

nivelate the hole takeup with 3 threaded bolts about 10cm long. The

lower plate is fixed on the pier and the upper is movable for

nivelating. Works great. I have a G11 but the MA is also suitable for

the GM8.



I think this is a cheaper solution. OK depends where you live.

Somewhere in Latin America?



saludos de M.xico Rainer



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#18338 Dec 18, 2003

Hi Juan

I can build you one cheaper than you can buy a ready made one. Send me your requirements and I'll design one for you. The price is between 150.00 to 500.00 US, depending on your requirements.

I have built several observatories and accompanying mounts.

My mounts are made from schedule 40 steel and are rock solid. They are either concreted in or stand alone.

Ty Dave H. PVCC ----- Original Message -----

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To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 3:59 PM

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Pier for the gm8?????





I would like to install a permanent pier with my GM8. What do you

recommend me to buy? Any particular brands? Where to buy it.



Thank you.



Juan Flores









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#18340 Dec 18, 2003

Hey Dave,



--- David Hellmann david.hellmann@...> wrote: > My mounts are made from schedule 40 steel and are rock solid. They

> are either concreted in or stand alone.



I'll also be interested in something to mount my G-11 head with Gemini

on. I'll be starting a bigger observatory in the Spring and was

considering a concrete pier, but I'm willing to look into other

options. It needs to be an immoveable object as my prime goal is long

exposure AP. I also have a 12" LX200 I want permanently mounted.



I'm still looking around for the best way to handle this, there are so

many different people out there who have done it many different ways.



Alan



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#18341 Dec 18, 2003

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, Alan Voetsch

critter12952@y...> wrote: > Hey Dave,

>

> --- David Hellmann david.hellmann@p...> wrote:

> > My mounts are made from schedule 40 steel and are rock solid. They

> > are either concreted in or stand alone.

>

> I'll also be interested in something to mount my G-11 head with

Gemini > on. I'll be starting a bigger observatory in the Spring and was

> considering a concrete pier, but I'm willing to look into other

> options. It needs to be an immoveable object as my prime goal is

long > exposure AP. I also have a 12" LX200 I want permanently mounted.

>

> I'm still looking around for the best way to handle this, there are

so > many different people out there who have done it many different

ways. >

> Alan

>

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Look in Astro Sky website,have many piers. resonable prices.



Clear Skies!

James







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#18351 Dec 19, 2003

Hi James

My email is david.hellmann@.... You can call me also at 623-363-0493 or 602 787-6685 to discuss your needs and requirements.

Happy Holidays

Dave H. ----- Original Message -----

From: James Grigar

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:51 PM

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Pier for the gm8?????





--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, Alan Voetsch

critter12952@y...> wrote:

> Hey Dave,

>

> --- David Hellmann david.hellmann@p...> wrote:

> > My mounts are made from schedule 40 steel and are rock solid. They

> > are either concreted in or stand alone.

>

> I'll also be interested in something to mount my G-11 head with

Gemini

> on. I'll be starting a bigger observatory in the Spring and was

> considering a concrete pier, but I'm willing to look into other

> options. It needs to be an immoveable object as my prime goal is

long

> exposure AP. I also have a 12" LX200 I want permanently mounted.

>

> I'm still looking around for the best way to handle this, there are

so

> many different people out there who have done it many different

ways.

>

> Alan

>

---------------

> Do you Yahoo!?

> New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing.

> photos.yahoo.com/



Look in Astro Sky website,have many piers. resonable prices.



Clear Skies!

James







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#18354 Dec 19, 2003

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "juanfloresjuanflores"

juanfloresjuanflores@y...> wrote: > I would like to install a permanent pier with my GM8. What do you

> recommend me to buy? Any particular brands? Where to buy it.

>

> Thank you.

>

> Juan Flores





Hi Juan,



Tried send you pic and information, email about Gm8 pier ,your email

not good won't go thru . hotmail.

have another email ?



Clear Skies!

Astro Sky



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