HEQ5 Piller Mount
Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:30 AM
It is £179. I am wondering if this would be suitable for astro photography if I was to bolt the legs to a concrete base. I would be using a 10" Skywatcher reflector on a HEQ5 mount.
If I was to purchase this, I was thinking of sinking threaded rod bolts into the concrete foundation that would site either side of each leg and use a steel plate to bolt down the legs.
I dont think I could do it any cheaper than this. If I was to build a concrete pier and buy pier adapter plates, I would be looking at about £400 and have no option to reuse the pier if I was to move house.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:36 AM
I think what you are planning to do would work great. My only concern would be isolating the concrete the the pier is connected to from what I was walking on.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:47 AM
The mount will be going in an observatory that is yet to be built. So the Concrete slab will be under and seperate from the floor that I will be walking on.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:03 PM