mount for TV-102 ... gem?
Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:19 AM
Looking at the CG-4. The sale price at Astronomics is very attractive. Would that handle the TV-102 well?
Only need tracking, no Goto.
Other options ... GPDX, CG5, GM8 ...
Would like to keep cost < $500.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:46 PM
Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:22 PM
the GP works well, You defintiely do not need a GPDX
Is the GP similar to the CG4 in capacity or, is it more similar to the CG5?
Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:03 PM
Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:35 PM
that must be the load for scope and counterweights. I think more than 20# of scope would be too much.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:06 PM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:25 AM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:19 AM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:48 AM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:14 AM
I use the MiniTower with my 102 and it's a very good combination.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:06 AM
How stable is the Minitower at planetary mags ... let's say 200X or so?
I can't stand the "jiggles" when I tough the focuser.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:12 AM
It's been fine for me. When I adjust the focus it settles fairly quickly and the tracking is smooth enough to cause no jiggles for me.