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#26 Jim7728

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:00 PM

Kinda liking this one for solar tracking.

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Though goto would be nice, this is priced right for me and can be mounted on my Oberwerk wood tripod. :)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

Hi, Jim,

I will use the TeleTrack GoTo now that I have it. I don't know if I'll use it with the Lunt. The Voyager is so easy to move with the slow motion controls; I had no trouble keeping the sun in the eyepiece (focussing is something else, but that isn't the problem of the mount, just me). Since the sun is high in the sky now before I can get set up to observe, the 60 degree limit on the TeleTrack might be a problem, but as I said,the Voyager works fine. At least so far.

I should be able to use the TeleTrack with the Orion ST80 and probably the Vixen; the ST 80 is a little more than 3 lbs and the Vixen around 4+. I'll try them. The main reason I wanted a GoTo mount was to be able to find things when dealing with the amount of light pollution I have.

Do you have a filter for your H alpha viewing?

Luigi, I'm glad you have a rescue dog; I adopted a dog from a local shelter and she is great.

Dorothy :rainbow: :yay:

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:32 PM

Hi Dorothy

I did not not notice the AT Voyager in your signature . :foreheadslap:

Do you have a filter for your H alpha viewing?



I'am using a PSM-40 leftover from when it used for doublestacking a PST. Works well with the 5mm blocking filter. Would like to get a 50 or 60mm Lunt setup someday.

Do let us know how the Orion Teletrack works out for you. ;)

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:13 PM

Hi, Jim,

I do have the AT Voyager in my signature; maybe it wasn't there when you read my post; I just added some signature items.

As you can see, I have a Lunt 60T H alpha B600. There is a Yahoo forum for these scopes. Right now it seems as tho Lunt is coming out with or already has an improved etalon version which is more expensive but better. If you are serious about getting one, order now because there is about at least a 6 month delay. They have been working 7 days a week trying to get them out but orders are coming in fast and furious. The AT Voyager works well with the Lunt.

I am going to set the ST 80 up on the Teletrack soon; maybe tonight and mess around. Have to look to the east because trees block my vision in all the other directions. I think there are some double stars up in the east; don't know if the ST 80 can resolve them, but I'll try.

Thanks for your comments;

Dorothy :watching:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:01 PM

Concerning the altitude slew limit. I read the manual again more carefully. The +60º to -15º is the default setting. However you can adjust the slewing range to something else. The statement in the manual says that the slewing range depends on the length of the optical tube. The reason for slewing limit is so the OTA won't hit the tripod or mount or whatever. I think this is a fairly common restriction for all GoTo mounts.
I am going to try mine soon now; the weather is getting nice. I hope to have a report then.
Dorothy :jump:






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