Info on a "Auto Track" mount
Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:20 AM
I have a 4,5" newtonian on a GEM mount, but i foud this autotrack that is on discount for about 45$
Link to Austrian shop
Unfortunately i cant find any specs or info if it will hold my newt.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of mount?
Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:05 AM
Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:13 AM
Ohh ya that looks like the SLT celestron as well,although Skywatcher makes them now too.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:26 AM
Ill mod the clamps to hold my newton.
Unfortunately i cant see it firsthand, because i don't live there, but ill ask my cousin to take a look and if its true, I'm guessing its a really sweet deal for the price.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:54 PM
but make sure it comes with the hand controller or it is not going to track anything. Also how you will mount the arm to a tripod? Do you have the matching one?Make sure it will fit yours or it might be $45 wasted if they are discontinued.
Joe, if it's like the Orion TeleTrack was, it will mount on a 3/8-16 bolt.