Would you buy a Skywatcher SkyTee 2 if available ?
Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:43 PM
Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:28 AM
I don't know why this mount isn't available in North America but it sure is good value for money.
Here it is with my nifty 60mm Skylight f/15m.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:51 PM
Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:58 PM
So yo, SV, what gives, get the MG2 out there, and add some DSC while you're at it
Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:01 PM
... what he said ...
Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:32 AM
I'm real pleased with it. It doesn't even know the TV-85 is on there.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:06 AM
I've installed the Synscan upgrade intended for an EQ5 mount on my Skytee 2. With some custom made brackets it bolts onto the mount with no modifications to the mount at all. Then I designed and built a wedge for it.
When you examine the internal components of the mount it's clear SkyWatcher raided the EQ5 parts bin and kept the same gearing. Works great in EQ mode and tracks very well indeed. The first time I tried it without even bothering to polar align it properly it kept Jupiter in the FOV for over two hours.
In Alt-Az mode it's just a powered mount without proper tracking as you'd need encoders for that. However it works really well and makes it a lot easier to use as you're not reaching for the slo-mo knobs but holding the hand control.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:38 PM
I know quite a lot of work went into this.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:16 PM
Do you think a 100mm f/13 refractor would look nice on this mount?
Just waiting for the paint for the OTA to arrive and then I can get the project finished.
Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:04 PM
Wait until the guys on here see your Carton build
I've seen it and it's looking GOOD.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:07 AM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:53 PM
I think you should get rid of that Shabby Berlebach tripod. I could take it off your hands for a nominal fee
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:43 PM
I just purchased a Sky Tee Duo. Quick question. How did you mount the additional ADM saddle on the end? Did you drill holes in the end piece and then one larger one for the shaft through the saddle?
I have a Meade AR6 on one end, and even without a coubterweight its rock solid. What a great mount very smooth also in the movements.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:45 AM
... I did replace the standard dovetail saddles with ADM ones and moved one of them from the "top" position onto the counterweight shaft end. Makes it much better when used in Alt-Az mode with two scopes... John
The standard dovetail saddles are really not sufficient and moving one saddle to the counterweight shaft end makes also sense. Intend to do the same. Which ADM saddles did you exactly use?
Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:24 AM
i bought a mount at canadian telescope that is quite the
same as the skytee 2 here is the link.
the price is for the head only.
they probably ship to the usa.
i did not have much time to use it but first impression is very good.i use it with a explore scientific 150 f 6,5.
i order a JMI TNT FOR VIXEN and will fit on it.
when it is done i will comeback with pictures and coments
Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:54 AM
I can understand Synscan may not have an Alt/az mode as its designed for EQ5 but is that the only reason?
Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:16 AM
Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:37 PM
Btw Joh, awesome job on mod-ing up yours!