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My astronomy project:
EQ mount with no meridian flip


Making of an EQ mount with no meridian flip

  1. Part I, 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. Azimutal angle trimmer
    8. Summary of the first ideas drawings

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Page I.3: What mount head to use?

The EQ6 mount is not constructed to hold two telescopes, one on each side of DEC-axis. It can be made but better if I can find a mount that's better fit to that. The only mount I can remember to have this was a Meade mount about five years ago, but can't find it anymore, maybe out of production. It was advertised as a three-function mount, alt AZ and Equatorial and.

The Losmandy mount is almost how I want to have it, but it don't have any motors:

The Discmount DM6 is similar and with motors but don't have the opportunity to have a telescope on each side of the DEC-axis:

The AZ-EQ6Goto have these capabilities:

For sure there are others, but can't remember any for the moment. Maybe at the end it's best to stay with the EQ6 mount, easy to find parts for and easy to rebuild compare to have some other odd construction. Other alternatives looks to be very expensive also.

If you don't have the machine tools or free time to do this you can maybe use one of this ready made parts:

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