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#1 brucedeerhaven

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Can anyone suggest some good sturdy Mounts for my new Explore Scientific AR 152 f/6 Refractor. Thought about purchasing the Explore Scientific Twilight II Mount which appears to be Heavy Duty enough for this particular scope. Any other suggestions?

#2 Pat at home

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

For manual Alt/Azm I use a Canadian Telescope Duo-T (same as SkyTee II) with ADM clamp and for GOTO I use a Skywatcher EQ6 also with ADM clamp.

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#3 dakota

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

Ditto on the Canadian Duo-T.

Here's mine holding a AT152mm and SV110ED with no problems.

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#4 herrindude

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

for photography, i use a older cge mount and it works great.

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#5 dr.who

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

Non goto the Twilight II works very well. Goto for visual only I have had one on a CG5 and it did fine but you will want the Orion pier extension for it because it is a yard cannon. If you want to be doing AP then you will want at least a CGEM if not CGEM DX.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

The Celestron Advanced VX would handle it just fine. And then you have GoTo and Tracking for your new scope at a reasonable price.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Like Herrindude, I use an older CGE mount for mine when I'm imaging. Works great for me, so long as you're willing to deal with the occasional hiccups that CGEs have.

#8 Pat at home

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

For GO-TO an EQ6 handles the AR-152 with aplomb. Taller DIY tripod so as not to be laying down on the ground with higher objects.

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#9 exparrot

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

I use mine on a Universal Astronomics DoubleStar. It's a tandem Alt-Az mount that handles 40lbs on the right and 30lbs on the left. I'm currently having the mount retrofitted with encoders and adding a Sky Commander for push-to capability.






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