Ayo mounts vs Giro
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:57 AM
Has anyone experience with the Ayo mark II or AyoDigi II. I used the Giro 3 in the past and liked it but it wouldn't lock 100% and the friction is not smoothly to tune.
I like the fact that the Ayo can be easily upgraded with dsc at a later point.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:16 AM
I own a first generation AYO which works well with my Tak FS-102.
Even at magnifications of 200X it is possible to smoothly track planets.
Furthermore the axes can be fully locked when changing eyepieces.
There are a lot of nice accessories such as encoder option and panhandle available. If I am not wrong there is even a fixture for Bino's:
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:41 AM
Sometimes i look also to the Ayo mounts. They looks like they are a class better then a giro...but there are also the Discmounts...
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:44 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:58 AM
I like both mounts but Ayodigi is superior to Giro in many ways. Giro is suitable for 80mm size sopes without having any balance or locking issues.
Both mounts depends on balancing the scope for smooth operation. They can not be locked completely, they are not designed for that. But Ayodigi is better to lock a heavy telescope.
I have no doubt that for TV102, Ayo Mark II will be a great match.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:51 PM
I wish I had that option on my older AYO