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Orion Sirius Goto Mount
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For Solar work I have used a Coronado PST Solar scope and now I have a Lunt LS60T Ha Solar scope.
I purchased Orion Sirius Goto Mount to replace my G11 because I could no longer handle the weight of the G11.
I purchased it because it has the following capabilities:
- It is computerized with a goto capability.
- It is fairly light and easy to carry around and set up without breaking my back.
- It is has an autoguider port .
- It tracks very well for astrophotography.
- It has very little backlash in either axis.
- It is not very expensive. Only about $1200.
- It has a nice polar alignment scope and is easy to align.
- It has an add-on GPS accessory.
I would recommend this mount for anyone who plans to use optical tubes like an 8" SCT or smaller. I did not use it with any larger scopes but it probably would also work with a C9.25 SCT, or an 8" Newtonian Optical tube.