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#1 Dewdney

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:09 PM

Picked up a heq5 pro and it will be my mount for a TEC 140. Are a set of vibration pads of any value to help dampen or would you have other suggestions. This was the best mount ( at least for me) I could get with the resources I had avaiable but realize it will have limitations that will eventually require an upgrade but so goes life. This is for visual only. I desired the scope more then a top line mount at this time

Thank you for your advice in advance

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#2 Asimov

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:16 PM

They worked 110% for my situation, but my situation was unique - I have the problem of 'drumming sand' Our whole township is built on sand very close to the ocean, & every time a car drives past our house on the closest road (which is at least 120 ft from the house) I could see the vibes created through the EP. As for imaging, it totally destroyed any images. The pads killed the problem stone cold dead. :bow:

#3 Dewdney

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:57 PM

Thank you. Wish I had your weather about now

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:00 PM

Thank you. Wish I had your weather about now


No you don't lol - I haven't had a clear night in over 3 months, due to me being in the tropics in Australia :help:

#5 Dewdney

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

Well I could send you the 2 metres high of snow on my front or back lawn. Even when nice weather sort of hard setting up the rig

#6 Eddgie

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:08 PM

I use them on all my mounts. Even the CGE. OF course the big mounts squish the sorbathane out, but they sure do help reduce vibration!

Highly recommended.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:10 PM

Thanks will pick some up really won't add much cost to the overall set up ha ha

#8 Asimov

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:14 PM

I use them on all my mounts. Even the CGE. OF course the big mounts squish the sorbathane out, but they sure do help reduce vibration!

Highly recommended.


Well, I have imaged in snow when I lived in the States for a period (VA) but not 2M of the stuff! :shocked:

You can keep it :lol:

EDIT: Woops! I quoted the wrong post :foreheadslap: However I'm sure you guys will work it out :p

#9 David Pavlich

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

I use them on all my mounts. Even the CGE. OF course the big mounts squish the sorbathane out, but they sure do help reduce vibration!

Highly recommended.


:lol: Boy, do I know what you're talking about. I set my first CGE/C11 on a set and yikes! Did not do them well. :ohgeeze: However, they are terrific for an Atlas and below. They do work as advertised.

David

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:31 PM

It's a pity they don't make vibration pads with varying densities of sorbathane, with varying weights of different setups in mind..

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:11 PM

Definitely worth using. I have two sets of Celestron vibration pads and really see the difference visually when using them.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:27 PM

Dittos to what everyone has said. I use a pair of celestron antivibration pads and they work extremely well. I can definitely see the difference when I use them vs. when I don't use them.

Dave


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