Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations?
Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:10 AM
You already have a nice Equatorial so I think than an easy to use Alt-Az will give you more options.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:06 PM
I just added a Explore Scientific Twilight I Alt-Az Mount with Tripod and was surprised that it handles my 100mm APO pretty nicely. Slight vibration while focus or skew but a very quick recovery @ roughly 2 seconds. Your scope is lighter and shorter and would no doubt do great. I got a little time out of the backyard a couple of nights ago and was quite pleased first light on this mount.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:06 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:53 AM
Where can you get a G-5 for $100.00?
They are around but for $100, it will be the older CG-5 with the aluminum legs etc. If you are looking for a mount that is easier to setup and observe with than your Atlas, a smaller GEM is only going to get you part way there.
For an 80mm refractor, an alt-az mount like the Portamount, Voyagers is about as easy and as portable as it gets.