Just got my Polarie, simplicity encarnate
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:49 PM
I guess that if I was to buy an Astrophysics mount for my real scope, that's how the experience would go.
Anyway. It's a great little mount and if you where thinking of getting one, you wont regret it.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:58 PM
Before I forget, your success is mainly owed to the pier you were bragging about yesterday I guess
Had you put the Polarie on a shaky tripod your stars would little Cassiopeas each
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:48 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:14 AM
Otherwise, it took me less than 5 minutes to take my first picture, although the light pollution made it horrible, but still, I was happy with the speed of set up.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:49 AM
I just wish it didn't get in the way of the camera pointing in some angles. I guess that's easy to fix with a slightly bigger ball head.
Another option would be to use a gimbal mount (benro gimbal in this case, but it can introduce other problems - the rotation lock knob may bump into your tripod mount plate):
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:36 AM
You'll be surprised at the load capacity of the Polarie (not that you *have* to overload it though ) - scroll down the link that Sedat provided and see what others have put on it, and the results. fwiw the rest of the picture of the mount I posted has a Borg 45ED with reducer attached to the camera .
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:51 AM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:04 AM
K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:16 AM
By the way, I saw that Japanese website where they make all that gear, but no clear indication how to order.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:28 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:16 AM