Eq8 is under 4k in Canada pre order
Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:51 AM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:45 PM
If I was looking for a permanent mount with that capacity I'd pre-order that no worries. If it didn't work I'd just send it back. Based on my experiences with SkyWatcher mounts, EQ6-Pro being one, I would not expect any serious deal breaking problems with this one. Sure, this is not in the same league as the seriously expensive other options but for the price I'd give it a go. Might there be some early teething problems? Maybe, but I don't believe they'd be insurmountable, after all, every SW product I've owned delivered what they claimed. And it's not like they are re-inventing the wheel here, SW, in my opinion, have a pretty decent reputation with their EQ6 and EQ5 lines and their SynScan controller. They offer decent kit at an affordable price for us working slobs. As far as after sales support goes, that depends on the dealer. Some are good, some not so much.
My unsolicited 2 cent opinion.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:05 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:20 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:59 PM
Who is the local scope shop?
A local scope shop is taking pre orders for June delivery with a cost of 3,913$
Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:31 AM
If anyone wants to take advantage of the $3289 price it will apparently be in effect until the end of april. I'm currently mulling it over.
I have a CGE this might or might not be a huge step up from that mount. However I do have 2 completely different locations and I don't move mounts back and forth. That one only has a CGEM. This assuming it works out of the box certainly is a step up.
I could continue to use the CGEM for say 3 years, then look into a higher end mount, or get this and not look back. Tough choice.
Stop the wild goose chase and PLEASE post the link/vendor where you get it for $3289! As far as I know this deal does not exist. I can't find it anywhere in Canada!
All I can find is the $3913 price tag a Khan Scope.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:19 PM
If I were in the market for a mount of this capacity, I would gladly beta test this one for the price $3289.00. Look at the features! 200mm gears, dual encoders, 50kg visual capacity, 35kg imaging capacity etc. He had mentioned new software in the video, I'm not sure it will work with EQmod, time will tell. At any rate, it will probably be a great visual platform for the larger scopes.
Guylain, the 3289.00 is offered here http://www.lirelanat...rowseItem&am...
Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:03 AM
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