New DSV-3 AltAz w/ encoders
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:11 AM
Based on my experience with my DSV-1 I would say its worth looking at when it becomes available. I have insanely abused the DSV-1, it stays outside on my deck in the weather and has for at least a couple of years if not three. I have hauled it around in the back of my pickup a LOT, its beat up, scarred and keeps on working as new. For all I know it has survived a lightning strike! Not really but it sounds good lol
Point being I have heaped abuse on it, overloaded it insanely and it still functions smoothly and has not complained once, it does get a little weak in the knees when I put a C11 on one side and a 4" refractor on the other though
If I didnt already have a Stellarvue TSL-7 dual alt-az with DSC's I would not hesitate to put myself on the waiting list.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:57 PM
If you pull the trigger on one, definitely post up some pictures and your impressions.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:46 PM
I recently sold my DSV-2. A great mount, but a little too squirrelly with a TV127. The altitude break was not enough for heavy eyepiece changes and balancing was a bit frustrating as any change to the QBS threw the scope widely off target. Great with smaller scopes though.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:19 AM
Has anyone had a chance to use the DSV-3 mount from Desert Sky View? I recently acquired a Skywatcher 120 ED Pro which is too much for my CG-4. I only do visual and really don't need an EQ mount. This looks like a decent heavy duty alt az mount that will hold my scope.