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My astronomy project:
EQ mount with no meridian flip ideas


  1. Introduction
  2. First simple drawing of an idea
  3. What mount head to use?
  4. Base disc
  5. Arm details
  6. Twin telescope mount
  7. Azimuth angle trimmer
  8. Summary of the first ideas drawings

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8, Summary of the first ideas drawings:

When looking over the idea and the drawings I have made it don't feel totally wrong. Maybe that I don't have a work shop or the necessary tools. But if I reconstruct it a bit it could be more productions friendly. Water cut technic can let me have the profiles at any shape.

In the profiles there must be openings to keep the weight down.

There must be openings to let the cables run through the arm and disc plate.

What materials to choose:
Steel, aluminum or carbon fiber?

What mount head to choose:
Shall I stay with my EQ6 or try to find something else? I don't think there are many options here because all other head then EQ6 will be very expensive.

Shall I weld the disc plate and the arm together or shall I have the angle between them adjustable?

If you wonder, the drawings are made with SketchUp tool, a free simple tool to do 3D drawings with.

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