Best portable mount for a C6
Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:36 PM
It doesnt seem like you can purchase the SE mount anywhere on its own...
Im trying it on a SLT mount however I think the scope is too heavy for the mount...
Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:45 AM
Not cheap, but the Discmount DM6 is hard to beat for a 6 inch refractor. With the right tripod (I have it on a heavy duty Meade field tripod with spreader and a Losmandy extension) and the Sky Commander DSC, you would have a super setup. Discmount sells a nice extender for their wood tripod, though I prefer my setup with the leg spreader, which makes for a very stable platform. You really need an extension to view at the zenith.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:27 AM
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:53 AM
I should also mention Im looking for the goto capability. I will be checking the used market for the SE mount...
I was just wondering what commercial alternatives are. Looks like the Ioptron Minitower is a nice one, but the Ioptron cube / cube probe probably would not work...
Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:38 PM
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:19 PM
The C6SCT OTA is 10lbs. Add to that a good eyepice, diagnal, camera.... This is where I see the minitower strengths... It would be nice if they could get the cube / cube pro upto 15lbs...
So is anyone running a C6SCT on the cube / cube pro?
Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:38 PM
The Voyager is an excellent match - but be sure to get extending pier, or a longer tripod - the stock tripod is quite short.
Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:03 AM
One last consideration is the one can grow into the Mini Tower instead of growing out of the Cube series.
Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:35 AM
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:56 AM
The advantage over the later LXD75 is WEIGHT. The older mount with aluminum legs is acually not all that heavy. I can easily carry mine out with a C5 on it.
The newer mounts with big steel tube legs add a lot of weight. Not necessary for a smaller scope.
And used LXD55s are CHEAP. Will find one for $250 or less. One recently sold for $225.