Alt Azm mount for C6 SE, suggestions please
Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:00 PM
Importing a Nexstar mount from the USA (ebay), with $200 postage would stretch the budget a bit far.
Whilst GOTO would be nice, I'm happy to just have the ability to track.
So, I'm looking for a driven mount with the capacity for a C6 (5kg/11lbs).
I have a solid tripod with 2" steel legs so I only really need a mount head.
I only do visual, no imaging, so I'm thinking Alt/Azm, most comfortable for my aching back!
Recommendations would be appreciated, budget up to $500 US or Australian, inclusive of postage.
Sources would have to be free to ship to Australia, many don't unfortunately.
Dealers prices in Australia for Celestron, Meade etc. are often 30~50% higher than the USA.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:35 AM
If you have an equatorial mount then you only have to drive the R.A. axis and a simple motor will do that.
I once had a C5 which was mounted on a CG-3 mount and I suspect that mount could hold a C6.
Even without the optional motor it would allow you to use your C6 way better than a camera tripod.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:32 AM