Voyager for a TV-102?
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:45 PM
I like the Voyager but could it handle a TV-102 well?
If not that, a Gibralter-5 is another candidate.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 03:57 PM
The G(5) or a Unistar Deluxe would be a better choice, imo.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:36 PM
I also had FS102 mounted on both AT Voyager and Vixen Porta.
The longer arm and azimuth head of the Voyager is not great for high power views.
If your intention is scanning skies with TV102, should be OK.
I found used SVP GEM mount just as easy for grab n go.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:40 PM
I particularly like having slow-motion controls.
It is easy to pick up the mount with the scope and move to other areas to view in the backyard.
I get by with the original legs and don't plan to change them to wood replacements.
Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:07 PM
I use the Voyager as my grab and go mount since I can lift it with my TV102 attached and take it out of the house and move it around easily. There is some vibration after moving the mount but it settles quickly. It does require accurate balance for the alt motion to be smooth, and I've found that it's best if I use the TV brass equalizer when switching to 1 1/4" eyepieces. For the price, it works well for me. See photo on this thread:
Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:18 PM