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Reflector OTA on a UA Mount

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#1 John Kocijanski

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:52 AM

Anyone out there mount their reflector ota on a Universal Astronomics mount? How about another alt/az mount that is similar? Thanks.

#2 JoshH

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:57 PM

I put Mak-Newts on my Unistar all the time, it works wonderful. I haven't found a better value in an Alt-Az mount yet, I love mine.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:33 PM

Nice set up. Those are 5 inch f/6? Anyone out there use a 8 inch f/6?

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:42 PM

The one in front is a 6.5" F5.5 Mak Newt, the one in back is a 6" F6. The Mak-Newts are heavier than a typical newtonian, so I would imagine an 8" F6 newt would be fine on weight, but the eyepiece height might get pretty high unless you have a short tripod or you are pretty tall.






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