The cube for a solar scope mount?
Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:08 AM
My question is this: is it a good choice for my needs? I will use it mostly with my Lunt 60mm H-alpha double stack and don't expect the total scope weight to be more than 8 or 9 lbs...probably less. I may also use it with an 80mm ED as a grab and go which weighs about 10 lbs. What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help!
Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:00 PM
Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:04 PM
The 60SLT is a little stretch for 10 lbs besides the poor tripod. I tried to improve the stability by securing the folding tray of the tripod but failed. The wobbling was originated at the hinges as well as the RA base that I couldnâ€™t do anything.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:13 AM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:56 AM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:59 AM
If you already have a suitable tripod and ballhead lying around - this might be worth looking into. Otherwise, just another idea........
Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:50 AM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:55 AM
You should be happy with it. It's definitely an improvement over the Cubes. The case is really designed for the many people who are planning on going to the eclipse. It fits the overhead compartments and is supposedly airline rated. Save the $100.00 if you do not plan on shlepping the thing all over the place.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:55 PM