Mount suggestions for Televue NP-101
Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:08 AM
Would y'all recommend that I get a simple tripod with GPS for visual observing and a separate GoTo mount for AP should I do that in the future or should I just spend the money now and get a good GoTo mount and be done with it?
What is the opinion on getting something like a CG-5 GoTo mount and using it for observing/simple AP?
Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:43 AM
Whether you also get a a simple tripod, or simple AZ mount, GPS etc., thats up to you. There's a lot to be said for that, ie: set up and cool down within 15 minutes or so, and then you're observing. Your NP101 is perfect for that, and such a mount would also be great for daytime use.
Congrats on your new TV! Cheers, Fox
Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:13 AM
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:23 AM
Mechanically and motor wise, I think the VX is significantly better than the old CG-5, and that's what your paying for. Indeed, I am tempted myself as a replacement for my LXD75 - can anyone comment on how might it handle the NP127is ? Keeping in mind that the NP127 is all 'round about double the size and weight of the Genesis and NP101 class TV scopes.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:35 AM
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:04 AM
I think used SXW's go for as low as $800 but that's with the Starbook. Adding a NexSXW and Nexstar controller would add another $300 to $400 to the price. But they are much better built than the CG-5 or presumably AVX, and much lighter as well.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:18 AM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:08 AM