Voyager mount on CG5 Tripod
Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:43 PM
a year. I replaced the metal tripod that with a wooden one from Hands on Optics.
It helped the stability quite a bit. I recently received my Stellarvue SV115T.
It was a bit much for the mount. The damping time was about 5 seconds.
I enjoy using the scope on my Atlas mount since it is much more stable
but the gem is a pain to set up for quick sessions. I will eventually buy
a better alt-az such as the Half Hitch Mark III, but I need to save up some cash.
I have an unused CG5 mount so I decided to put the Voyager head on it.
What an improvement! The damping time is now less than 2 seconds with the SV115T.
It is still not a DM6 or Half Hitch but it will do until I can afford one.
Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:15 PM
Now what I'd really like are a pair of nice long (>12") and flexible slo motion cables.
Posted 18 July 2009 - 06:06 PM
Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:19 PM
Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:24 AM
How do you think it would handle a Celestron XLT120 if placed on a steady tripod ?
Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:38 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:34 PM
I had started another thread on using an Orion Sirius or Atlas on a CGE tripod but I'm not getting any hits. I guess what I'm asking is, in general, can a tripod be adapted to accept another mount head?
Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:37 PM
Are there any modifications needed for the Voyager in order to attach it to a CG-5 tripod?
They are the same except for the "North" peg on the hub, which can be removed. That'll make the hub the same as the Voyager hub.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:59 PM
Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:27 PM
Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:43 PM
Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:45 PM
Your avatar suggests you've forgotten how the Longhorns stomped ya'll last year. It's gunna be the same story this year.