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#1 inazumax

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:43 PM

i've got a 10" skywatcher collapsible dob and was wondering if there are any auto-tracking systems i can get to work with my current mount? i know skywatcher sell the 10" in an auto-tracking version but the upfront cost was too much and i was told by the salesman that there are some available to retrofit my current mount with auto-tracking. is he a big fibber? or is this possible?

#2 Lenardo

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:28 PM

YES there are, they run about 400+ to 1000+ or so


jmimobile has the tnt (lightbridges mostly-not sure if yours will be combatible)

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#3 inazumax

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:48 PM

400 is ok...1000...not so much...the diff in price between what i got and the tracking version was about $1100...does skywatcher sell JUST the autotracking mounts? coz i am guessing that was probably the cheaper part of my $900 scope...

grrr...prolly better to just get a whole new rig...EQ mount + compatible OTA...

#4 coopman

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:31 PM

If you just want tracking capability, how about a Round Table Platform?






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