Portability of AP900?
Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:07 PM
Right now I move my setup out each night, polar align, image, then move the setup in. I would like to have an observatory in the future however at the present time it is difficult with the rules of my home owners association.
My question is, how portable is the AP900 mount, what pier or tripod should I be considering to make it more portable, and are there any other mounts that may be more portable but still carry a similar weight load. I have considered the Takahshi EM400, but the slew rates are quite slow and the issues with portability seem to be about the same.
I believe there are some members that image with an AP900 as a portable setup. Let me know what issues I should consider as I make this decision in the next week or so.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:55 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:49 PM
And unlike LLEEGE, I don't want to do my 1200 that often
I picked up a used TOA-150 and wanted to be able to image with either of my mounts and the Mach1 would be over the limit with the complete set up.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:53 PM
Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:54 AM