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#1 prestonrich

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

Would like to mount an AT152 refractor and an Onyx80 on a smooth pushto mount for visual only. Suggestions?

#2 Jim7728

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:41 AM

ES Twilight II or Giro III which I'd give it a slight edge over the Tw-II due to better bearing design, in my experience. Either way, I think the AT152 needs more counterweight than a Onyx 80 for smoother azimuth motions, but should do fine.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:25 AM

Canadian Telescopes Duo T Mount. This mount gives you the ability to add counterweights (in addition to the 80mm)to balance the AT152.

#4 Ebbisham

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:10 PM

Giro replaced the Giro III with the improved Ercole that takes even more weight.

#5 seattlepete

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

So, how do I get one of those Ercoles?

I have a Unistar Deluxe which I love but always wanted a Giro.

#6 Ebbisham

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

I think they are only available from Germany at the moment, you can try either APM or TS
https://www.teleskop...vanschluss.html

#7 seattlepete

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

Yes...Lutes from APM just emailed me a price quote...now I just gotta sell one of my Delos to fund it.

#8 doctordub

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:46 PM

I use a Stellarvue MG2 wich JMI can add encoders.
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