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#1 Tandum

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

I put $1445 down on an EQ8. They tell me I'll have it before xmas so long as I can find the other $3K :)

What they can't tell me is what sort of fitting I need in the dome to mount the thing. No one knows :question:

#2 Agelos Kechagias

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Congrats !!
Hope to hear some more info from you soon :)

#3 rob288

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

From the images and measurements we were supplied with they are very similar to the CGE pro.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:01 AM

I will definitely be following this thread with great interest.

#5 Dixie

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

Good on yer. We'll all be following your progress.

#6 chboss

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:56 AM

Hmmmm..... you own an EM-200 and "upgrade" to an EQ-8?
I hope that you will not be disapointed. ;)

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#7 Tandum

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hmmmm..... you own an EM-200 and "upgrade" to an EQ-8?
I hope that you will not be disapointed. ;)

regards
Chris

Not an upgrade. The tak is no good in a dome, it slews at a snails pace. Upping it from 12 to 24 volts moves it from grass growing to paint drying speed :shocked:

I normally gunsight it close to target, pinpoint it in maxim and slew to target from there.

#8 Tandum

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

From the images and measurements we were supplied with they are very similar to the CGE pro.

I'll just have to wait for it to arrive I guess.
It comes with a tripod so I'll be able to get it working anyway.

#9 Dixie

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

Well let's hope the pier/tripod isn't as high as the one supplied with the CGE Pro - far too high for my C14. Based on my excellent experience of the NEQ6, I've got high hopes of Synta's heavyweight effort.
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#10 Tandum

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

Well this fell through and I got my deposit back.

Apparently they received 2 eq6 alt/az mounts which they didn't order so something was lost in translation.

March it is.






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