EQ mount for TEC-140
Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:36 PM
Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:15 PM
What ever I can get for the DM-6...
Budget? CGEM on the low end, GCE/G11 on the high.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:30 PM
Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:33 AM
Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:45 AM
Thomas, Yes, it was actually the mistake I made in the beginning. I saw the mass of the different required EQ mounts for a TEC-140 and thought, "No way am I putting that together and taking it apart for a two hour viewing session. Then I found the DM-6 with Berlebach tripod was a mess to deal with anyway and put then on a JMI tripod dolly. It is actually a very unstable arrangement and had to add weight to one side of the dolly to keep it from tipping. So the EQ mount would also land on a dolly so I could roll it out and in as needed. I will check out the Atlas mount also but there is a Celestron G-11 mount on AM that I may bid on. Thanks, Dave
I do not know what your DM-6 will bring but the Atlas mount works very well for both of my big refractors. It is heavy and takes some time to assemble but it sounds like you intend to leave it assembled anyway.