Smallest Possible Alt/Az Mount for small refractor
Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:17 PM
Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:30 PM
There seems to be a steady supply of used camera tripods on Craig's List. Most appear to have terrible resale value too, so lots of cheap options...
Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:50 PM
I've seen used Stellarvue M1's for $100ish...
The Stellarvue M1 is very compact and would be great on a photo tripod.
Universal Astronomics has the MicroStar or UniStar Light which is 2 lbs. I haven't had any experience with this mount; but I've seen them come up used on Astro Mart as well.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:21 PM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:10 AM
K W TONG
C8 + CG-5GT, TSA102 + HEQ5 PRO, MK67 + Voyager Mount, WO ZS 80FD + Kenko NES, NexStar 6SE, WO Megrez 72 + Mizar K Mount, Mini Borg 50, C5, PST
Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:45 AM
Old EQ-2 type Meade equatorial in a alt/az configuration.
Posted 19 June 2009 - 04:03 PM
Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:58 AM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:29 PM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:43 PM
There is a little brother to the Giro III (forget the name
Giro-Mini. Costs alot more than the OP's budget of $100, but is great little mount. Recommend matching with tripod that has adjustable column.