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#26 PJ Anway

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

Oh yeh, one more observation: with the Borg 89ED maximum altitude was about 75-80 degrees. A little annoying when I was trying to, but could not, get the Great Cluster of Hercules which was almost overhead.


I just wait a until the earth rotates that 75°-75° portion of the sky down a bit.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:58 AM

6. The M&Ms made for a better observing experience.


Nice report. The previous owner didn't include the M&M's with my mount. :(
Though I was able to find a close substitute at a local store. :grin:

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

So does anyone knw if this mount can clear zenith with an ST80?

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:43 PM

I'd like to know that, too. A mighty high price for a mount that won't even let you point a scope to zenith. I suppose it's good for birding and terrestrial photography.

A good general rule for astronomical mounts: If it can't point to zenith, it ain't good for astronomy.

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