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#1 Javier

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

I'm looking for a alt/az mount that will hold a C6R but not break my wallet. To be more specific there are nights where I just want to take out my c6r to observe a planet and not deal with carrying out my cgem, battery and counter weights.

budget wise I can't go over 500.00. Am I better off perhaps going the zhumell z8 route based on the budget? I was considering the ES Twilight II, but is it truly to handling a c6r?

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:35 PM

The Unistar from Universal Astronomics may work for you.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

I use a Desert Sky Astro DSV-2 with both my Orion 120mm ST and my Celestron C6-A schmidt cass. Works well. They make a smaller one the DSV-1 and a new DSV-2 with digital setting circle option

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

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#5 Thomas Karpf

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

I just checked out the Unistar Deluxe ($400) at Universal Astronomics a couple of days ago. It's rated for 30 lbs and can EASILY handle your C6. You would, however, need a tripod on which to attach the Unistar.

If you don't have a solid tripod, the Unistar Light plus a surveyor's tripod would work well, and would come in at about $430 combined.






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