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#1 Stefan_S



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:10 PM


I have a very good EQ-6, upgrade from VTSB.


I have inserted in it then myself a few more improvements.


The modifications:

- VTSB upgrade 3

- counterweight seaweeds 30mm, length for my FSQ85

- more stable telescope admission

- of more stable Polblock(?)  better to be adjusted








Refractors for ever, Stefan

#2 kepler22b



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

has to be more stable no doubt.

#3 Neil



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

That is one serious modification!  :lol: You do seem to like making things stronger!


More stability and better fine adjustment of the polar alignment.


Please let us know how it performs Stefan.


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#4 tich


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

It looks very interesting I to would be interested in how it performs. 

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#5 Starlock


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

This upgrade looks excellent, we all know the altitude adjustment is a weak point for the HEQ5 and EQ6 mounts so anything that can tackle this and make for a more rigid mount can only be a good thing. I sometimes wish I had a lathe and a milling machine handy!


One thing though, from the pictures some of the edges look like they could do with a larger chamfer to prevent cuts to your hands, are some of those edges as sharp as they look!?