English mounting

English mounting

Another name for yoke mounting. See equatorial mounting.
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It was initially housed in a rectangular observatory and an extremely heavy counterweight, purchased from his employers, balanced the telescope tube on an offset English mounting. The scaffold pipes used for the square tube were salvaged from his parents' house, and all this demonstrated his skills in putting together a well-made instrument from various sources.
(Readers of Texereau's 1st edition will know what I mean.) I then built an English mounting to hold the beast, as this was achievable with simple carpentry and would carry the weight, and a shed to cover it.

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