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    Szaki's Avatar
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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino



    Any suggestion for a good parallelogram mount for my 25x100 Apogee 9lb bino?
    Needs to be fairly portable and don't cost zillion $'s either.
    JS



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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino

    http://www.benjaminsweb.com/TandT/Default.htm

    is a good place to start. Excellent products, decent prices.

    Clear skies,
    F Marion



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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino

    Szaki wrote:
    9lb bino?

    For _inexpensive_ commercial parallelogram mounts, there appear to be
    none, as far as I know. Based on Scott Wilson's hobbyist plan at p.
    179 in:

    Amateur Telescope Making (Practical Astronomy) by Stephen F. Tonkin,
    Springer
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag (May 1, 1999) ISBN: 1852330007
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

    there a number of sample plans posted on the internet, which can be
    located via search engines on the keyword "binocular mount
    parallelogram" or "binocular mount Scott Wilson", e.g. -

    http://members.aol.com/scottw8088/binoc.html
    http://starpaul.com/Binoc.html
    http://www.gcw.org.uk/bino/binonet.htm

    Having resolved to build one of these for myself, the plans I settled
    on, based on what would be the simplest to build, are by Rick Miseroy:

    http://www.astro-tom.com/projects/binocular_mount.htm

    I have not however built one of these.
    Not what you are looking for, but I hope this helps.

    - Canopus56


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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino

    francis marion wrote:

    Seconded. I've got a "SPRING MOUNT" - costs $90, and works well. I would
    suspect it too light for a 100mm binoc - mine are 80mm - but they make
    heavier mounts that are also inexpensive.

    I'm sure there are other suitable mounts; but I'm not sure there are
    other commercial, suitable mounts for less. I do know that products in
    the major catalogs that seem no better are two or three times as expensive.

    But I wish I had more time - I would like to build my own, just for the
    satisfaction.

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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino

    Thanks for pointing that out I was not aware anyone commercially was
    selling a low-end mount for $90. - Canopus56


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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino

    I use a T&T mount with my 25x100s. EXCELLENT. And customer service is,
    too.

    Clear skies,
    Shneor Sherman


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    Default Parallelogram mount for 100mm bino

    On 10 Dec 2004 07:44:12 -0800, shneor@my-deja.com wrote:


    I also use a T&T binocular mount - the 4-arm mount - with my Celestron
    25x100 SkyMasters. Couldn't be happier! (unless the clouds went
    away......)

    Robin in Oregon



    Robin Baker
    Oregon City, OR USA

 

 

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