A New Kind of Grab-and-Go Mount
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:43 PM
By William Petty
Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:38 PM
Once again, kudos on the great work you put into this review!
Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:17 AM
Once you get this mount adjusted, using your scope is serious fun. I hope you have a chance to try one sometime.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:43 AM
I have a Mini, I think Will's review was spot on!
Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:06 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:08 PM
I probably should have mentioned in my review that this mount--like a lot of them--has a "blind spot" near the zenith. This wasn't a big issue for me, as I've always found that practically speaking, even if a mount will let you point straight up at the zenith, you're practically on your hands and knees trying to look into the scope at that point, and so it's not a pleasant experience.
I think when Charles of Half Hitch designed this mount, he was looking for a perfect balance between features, stability, and grab-and-go lightness. The mount doesn't do everything, but I'm impressed with the balance that he found, as the mount seems to do most things much better than any mount of this size and weight that I've ever come across.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:13 PM
Yeah, I may have been a little hard on the slo-mo controls; I know it's a personal thing. Maybe I've just spent too much time with Dobsonians....
Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:55 PM
Even a rough figure would be useful,
Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:52 PM
My understanding is that the current price of the Mini Hitch is $695.