Skywatcher version of the LX80 comes to USA!!!!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:27 PM
There seems to be a power requirements difference between the Skywatcher and the Orion version. Skywatcher indicates that it uses 12V DC 3A, whereas the Orion uses 12-volt DC 5A and they have an "optional" 5-amp AC-to-DC converter for it.
I doubt that that represents any real difference. A 5 or 3A converter will probably be fine with either.
If the Orion is just a rebranded Skywatcher, why would there be such a power difference?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:41 PM
I wonder how the alt-az configuration measures up to the established offerings by Discmounts and T-Rex in terms of capacity, smoothness, Push-to, etc.
Orion/Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 should have been the title, forget LX80.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:21 PM
I doubt the 3 or 5 amp makes any difference. My CGEM DX is 3.5amps. When slewing both RA and DEC together with 30lbs plus counterweight it draws about 0.80amps. If way out of balance it draws 1 amp. I don't think any of them will ever draw more than 1 Amp. I think they give it the higher rating to make you think it is more powerful.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:49 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:38 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:51 PM
Any insights into typical differences between the Orion handbox and the SW? I suppose with the new features there will be differences, but wondering if any fundamental differences in the programs that are of any great shakes?
I am ruminating on a purchase and looking forward to some buyer reviews. Interesting that SW seems to have a few good dealers looking at this and reporting first. OR says avail. in 1/13.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:21 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:12 AM
AZ-EQ6 Synscan Instruction Manual
One Note: There is no mechanism on both the primary saddle and the secondary saddle for aligning the two telescopes in azimuth direction. User has to find a proper way to eliminate the azimuth deviation.