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#1 donnie3

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

ive been looking at the explore scientific twilight heavy duty mount. wondering if anyone has one and what do you think of it. it looks like a real solid built mount but how smooth is the motion in both axis. thanks, don

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

I assume you are asking about the Twilight II. I had one and sold it. I kept the tripod as it is solid. I replace the mount with the CT Duo available at Woodland. I wanted the slo-mo ability and IMO the Twilight II just wasn't smooth enough.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

the Canadian Telescope Duo seems to be a very good mount from what i've been reading... i'm looking ot pick one up for my scopes...

telescopes.net has it also.. here's the link for US buyers

#4 Jim7728

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:12 PM

Since the SkyTee is drop shipped from Canada, I assume ,depending on the courier, that there's a US Customs fee?

BTW, I have the Twilight II head. Actions are smooth with a 20lb MN -66 ota, but needed a counter-weight on the opposite side else there was some slight stiction on the azimuth axis. Lighter ota's may not need a cw.

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#5 Mkofski

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

I don't believe there are any import fees for items from Canada.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

I had a SkyTee 2, aka Canadian Telescope Duo, and used it with a 8" SCT on one side with a 8" Newtonian on the other. A fairly impressing mount for $300.






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