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#1 Dragonwatcher

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

Anyone have experience with this mount? I have been looking for a relatively lightweight GEM that can hold up to 15 pounds and a longish f/9 refractor (Celestron C102F) and I am wondering if this is a possibility? I think it was also sold under some other brand names? Maybe Konus?

Has anyone used one with a long 4" refractor that can give me some feedback? Is it discontinued? I found one advertised evidently as new in Hong Kong on the web.

Does it have slo-mo controls? Come with & without motors? Vixen-style clamp?

Just looking for the impossible - a stable GEM at approx. 20 pounds or less that can hold up to 15 pounds.

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#2 ottovonrotton

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:51 PM

Hello, Have you tried the Astrohutech or Borg web sites as they sell the kenko skymemo is this the samething?

#3 Dragonwatcher

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:57 PM

Thanks, but no, they are different. The NES is a standard equatorial that holds over 15 pounds of gear per what I have read. The Skymemo is a different critter...

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:41 PM

I have a Kenko NES2 mount (bought 2 years ago from M&T Optics Co Ltd. of Taiwan under the name of GEM 1) as shown hereunder. It can just hold my C6. It can also hold a short focus 4” refractor such as my Vixen SS100 (100 mm f/6.8) but not a longer focus and heavier one such as my TSA102. Anything over 10 lb would induce unacceptable vibration (to me). The Kenko NES2 can have single or dual axes motor control.
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#5 Dragonwatcher

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:02 PM

Thanks K.W. for the first hand experience. Well, I guess that's out then. I appreciate your input, so I can put that behind me as an option.






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