Celestron VX mount
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:50 PM
29x5 minute exposures on a windy night (3/5 or 4/5) pier mounted but still... I didn't lose a single sub exposure.. like I said.. stunning little mount
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:54 PM
I guess the new wedge makes a great difference over the CG5.
From my personal experience with the CG5 (which i simply love) i saw that a great amount of vibrations come actually fromt he polar wedge.
The new one seems considerably wider which is a good thing from my point of view.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:38 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:04 AM
Yah that is awesome! I am looking really forward to putting an 8" edge on there with hyperstar and a Pepsi canera like the Atik.
Come on Mike! Atik is a Coca Cola camera!
Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:28 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:59 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:29 PM
My scope/mount is still in the boxes. Too busy to even unbox them.
Although I did find that I bought the wrong T-adapter. Didn't know there was a Edge HD T-adapter I was supposed to get. Now another delay.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:28 PM
Very nice image. What optics are you using on the VX? At 25 pounds it must be more than the 80mm f6 in you signature.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:04 AM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:26 AM
I had to drop 4 out of 15 of my 90 second exposures that night, although I believe the culprit was some interested family members walking around the scope while it was imaging and causing vibrations on the thin concrete pad it was sitting on and not tracking errors.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:13 AM
Didn't realize I need an external power source. Any reccomendations?
Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:47 AM
Tried to use the mount for the first time.
Sailed until I got to two star align.
It rotated the scope to the east but I could not get the declination motor to move. It made noise but pretty much just sat there? I think I had the scope balanced as they requested in the manual. suggestions?
Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:42 AM
If you are setting up in your backyard or other similarly convenient location consider running off of the AC power using the Celestron 2.5amp power supply. They are available around $25.
Didn't realize I need an external power source. Any recommendations?
Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:32 PM
For out in the field would this work? Battery Booster
The important spec is addressed by this quote from the ad to which you linked: "22Ah battery, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) technology for longer battery life." If true, this would be a very good power supply for your needs. The 22Ah is superior to the more-normal 17Ah. I'd get one of these in a heartbeat if I were in Canada.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:23 PM
And don't forget to check the glove box and other usual spots for any CT money.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:47 PM
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