Attaching a LX90 to EQ6 or HEQ5 mounts
Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:41 AM
I've been having serious astrophoto tracking issues using my LX90 on its fork mounts. Even using DSI-WCS and the PEC alignment i'm not able to get much more than 10 seconds per sub (and thats pushing my luck). Average time - 5.7sec per sub
I've been toying with the idea of stripping away the forks and replacing the mount with either of the afore mentioned mount options. My biggest question is how you actually go about getting the OTA onto the mount.
I have seen a number of expensive mounting options from Altair Astro which would run to well over Â£400 for the whole SCT pack.
I've also seen ATM options using steel bands attached to a milled aluminium block.
What options do people recommend?? are there alternatives
Thanks in advance
Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:25 AM
I converted my old 10" LX-5 OTA to mount on an Atlas EQ-G this way.
Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:42 PM
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:18 AM
Im trying to fit my LX90 8" tube onto my HEQ5 mount. Can someone please advice if I should use rings or a bracket to support?