Orion Atlas PRO mount?
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:40 AM
Anybody have (or planning to buy) the new Orion Atlas Pro mount? Any thoughts or reviews?
Here is a link to it.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:54 AM
The older Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro white model looked "prettier" to my eyes than Orion's black version, but I have to say this new mount looks great in Orion's black scheme.
Not that colour matters.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:19 AM
in matters of taste there can be no dispute.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:59 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:49 PM
Okay, then the Orion Atlas is an EQ-5 mount then?
The Sirius is an HEQ5
The Atlas is an EQ-6
The "Pro" is an AZ-EQ-6
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:02 PM
I have even bought a fair few bits of high end kit bought be complete newbs to the hobby who bought stuff on the basis of "man.....I just want the biggest scope and biggest mount in the shop, cos I got loadsa money"
Recently I saw, in a dealer showroom, a Takahashi on a Temma which they were selling 2nd hamd, some newb bought it from new cos he had to have the very best. Owned it for a few months and realised he couldnt understand the hardware so asked the dealer to take it back. Shame really......such a pretty scope but now covered in dimgs and scrapes where newby didnt look after it.
Bottom line is the new mount will sell to all newbs as well as the EQ6 did which judgimg by ebay sales and ads on astrobuysell will be pretty well.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:25 PM
The good stuff is not only for seasoned users.