Quick Easy Mount for C9.25
Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:31 PM
I would love to find a quick set up option that can handle the C9.25 OTA. Does anyone know of such an option? I am a visual user only so an Alt-Azimuth mount would be just fine. I’ve been looking at the iOptron Mini Pro. Alas, this is a fairly expense option but if it works well, it’s something I would consider. At some price point, I’d be tempted to sell what I have and go for something like a Celestron CPC or perhaps even a 8” Meade LS.
Any thoughts as to what mount options I might want to consider? Any and all feedback is MOST appreciated.
Thanks! Steve S
Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:53 PM
and a Voyager on top of a CG-5 tripod with extension. Both are pretty easy to use. I can
pick up the scope on the mount/tripod and move it around the yard without problems.
You can pick up a use voyager pretty cheap. The new ones are on sale now with a NEAF
special price. You will need to use you CG5 tripod to make it steady enough. The C925 is
about 20 pounds which is pushing the limits of the voyager, but the weight is very close
to the back of the scope which is pretty short. The damping time isn't too bad.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:59 AM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:26 AM
I noticed that the iOptron Mini has a listed weight capacity of 25 lbs AND that these are on sale right now. Does anyone have any thoughts (good, bad or indifferent) about the C9.25 on the iOptron Mini?
Thanks! Steve S
Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:21 AM
Got the Minitower last night and, of course, clouds rolled in.
Looking forward to giving this set up a try as soon as the cloud cover breaks.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:50 AM
Congrats on the new mount
Do let us know how you get on with it, once the weather forgives you