Experiences with the Ioptron Cube Pro Mount...
Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:22 PM
I'm thinking of buying either the nexstar SE mount or
the ioptron cube pro mount.
If someone out there has any experience with the ioptron
mount, I would be greatful to hear what you have to say.
How's the tracking accuracy, can u use an 8 OTA with it.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:48 PM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:26 AM
I would use with cube mount. Do you think it can carry a c8 in
as well? I'm gonna buy a tube in the future. The weight limit is
12 lbs I think, same as the SE mount.
This is interesting.
Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:27 AM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:51 PM
Last year, I put a VMC200L into the arsenal, and while I was taking delivery at the shop, I saw a Cube Pro, a Mini Tower and a Mini Tower Pro.
I was fortunate to be there at the right time and tried all three. I ended up taking the MT Pro for several reasons, but the main was the load capacity of the mount. Since then I have used it with, a Skywatcher 150mm f8 refractor( mediocre mounting due to the momentum/lever of the tube) a Skywatcher 200mm f5 newtonian( o.k. but the hum of the motors is resonating into the tube, sounds like gnats, just turn up the ear buds to 11), of course the Vixen VMC200L ( so far the most used in 2011 at 9 sessions and counting, most stable setup next to the Heq5/eq6),80's Celestron C8(was a loaner from a friend, very stable as was the Vixen).
I also have used it in two scope fashion with Synta 127 Mak vs. late 70's Celestron C5 shoot out ( sorry imo the mak won hands down...lol
When the sun decides to make an appearance I like putting the PST up with a Tak FC 60/white solar filter.
Hope this helps...
Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:09 PM
I think I will go for the SE mount or maybe save a little more
money and then buy the nexstar 8SE telescope. It seems to be a
little bit more stabil than the ioptron cube pro, at least to
carry a 8 OTA.
Thanks a lot everyone!
Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:25 PM
I would like to use it with 5" Celestron SCT?