Celestron Nexstar SLT Mount?
Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:13 PM
ST90 refractor but I know nothing about them. From the way it sounds Celestron uses the same mount for the 60mm to 130mm scopes. Even if had to buy the complete scope (60mm) just for the mount and maybe money ahead. I know the old saying you get what you pay for but this is just a idea. Can anyone chime in?
Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:31 AM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:09 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:43 AM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:41 AM
Mounting the scope should be no problem its how stable is the mount and how does the goto part work? I've used a few cheap mounts and some aren't worth the metal their made of!
I have had a few of these GT and SLT mounts and currently have an 130SLT. I think the GT and SLT are a step or two better than the Meade DS series. The GOTO and the tracking work quite well and for a scope the size of ST90 it should be OK, it not really beefy enough for the 130SLT. In my estimation the legs are the weak point, I am going to try swapping the legs from my Portamount that I replaced, I am thinking they will stiffen things up a bit.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:46 PM
One last thing, did you do any updates on the motor or hand control firmware? I see Celestron has them posted on their web site.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:01 PM
Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:13 PM
Jb weld the weight to the bottom of the cake pan. Stick the furniture pads to the bottom of the barbell weight. Cut the foam into a circle, then cut some eyepiece barrel cutouts into the foam circle. Gorilla glue the foam into the inside of the cake pan.
Voila, you have the SLT mount vibration supression system. Place it on the existing accessory tray, and it does wonders.
Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:14 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:28 PM
Anyone, how do I know if the slew speed is too high or too low ? I was trying to track Jupiter and it gets out of my view pretty fast, but I'm not sure if because speed is too high or too low.
Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:20 PM
Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:38 PM
Tracking speed is completely different. I dont remember if you can change the tracking rates or not as I have never changed them. It just tracks once you center an object in the eyepiece.
Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:39 PM