In the market for a new alt-az mount...
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:35 PM
Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:56 PM
If I were going to use a larger telescope and higher magnification, especially for the public to look through, I would just set up an equatorial mount with tracking. But if you just want to keep things simple, fast and fun--the DM-6 is pretty hard to beat.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:44 PM
The hitch mounts look fussy to me. . .
On the other hand they are the most beautiful (in an architectural sense) alt-az mounts I've ever seen.
This impression is essentially correct.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:18 PM
You're right, the DM mounts are nothing to write home about aesthetically, but they work great. I used the DM6 for many years with the TEC140. I sold the DM6 and replaced it with the DM 4 to use with the TEC110. The DM 4 has a higher capacity than what has been reported. I've been tempted to put the 140 to see how well the mount can handle the extra weight..
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:25 PM