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The future of mounts--any thoughts?

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#26 Starhawk

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:36 PM

Oh good, the CN troll didn't overlook the Mounts Forum!

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#27 JStanley

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:30 PM

I own a Chronos HD32HPO Mount (250lbs max load) and I’m very happy with it. It’s very precise and I love no meridian flips or counter weights. Chronos now has a native driver for TheSkyX Pro that works very well. It has not crashed once during my detailed testing and provides seamless integration with TheSkyX Pro.

If I remember correctly, the entry level Chronos costs about the same and an entry level Software Bisque Paramount. So if you are considering buying a new High-End Mount you should give serious consideration to getting a Chronos Mount.

#28 Nasus

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

a) direct drives (mounts still expensive; ~10k$, but available)
b) integrated USB, wifi, bluetooth (getting rid of those adapters and obsolete parallel ports...plug&play instead of pray)
c) LiPo - way lighter and smaller than those 1900ish bulky leadboxes
d) portable and precise mounts for AP

ps.:
e) gems will still be around - but instead of counterweights we'll use another scope to gather more light.

#29 frolinmod

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:58 PM

I own a Chronos HD32HPO Mount (250lbs max load) and I’m very happy with it.

I for one would like to know more. If you haven't already, can you write a review?

#30 Chris Lyons

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:27 PM

That's a very cool looking machine.
Very industrial.
Chris


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