Yet another Nova Hitch
Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:23 AM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:56 PM
Noticed that you are using a Berlebach Uni tripod and that you removed the rubber padding that is normally on the top plate. So what happended to the paint on the top of your tripod plate?
Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:43 PM
The slow motion controls seem to have been brought closer to the viewer based on pictures I've seen of previous mounts such as the Half Hitch. Are they comfortably close enough or just barely. And are extension flexible handles possible. Just curious.
I hope you can use it outside pretty soon. Looks like a lot of fun and will look forward to your impressions.
P.S. I love your un boxing photos.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:12 PM
Agatha, I am not sure if flexible handles are possible but I reach the controls just fine. Maybe Charles can chime in on this.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:15 PM
I do think that the manual knobs are placed for easy reach, however. Maybe Sergio will report back on this issue once the clouds clear and he can actually observe with his new rig.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:18 PM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:50 PM
Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:05 AM
You will love the cam locks it is a transformative way to on/off the OTA.
Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:47 PM
The knobs are for me comfortably within reach for a 8" SCT and TV102 and both me and my arms are short.
I find the same for a 130mm/f6. Far more accessible than the same scope on one of the Half Hitch line of models.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:11 PM
It looks like the OTA will contact the mount before you get to the zenith.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:10 PM
See the attached photo of an AP130GT pointed at the zenith on a Nova Hitch.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:40 PM
Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:41 PM
Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:13 PM
Won't be too long now before I get my own Nova (+ tracking!)
Can I ask which Berlebach tripod you have please...?
Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:40 AM
I'm 'between' tripods at the moment... was looking at Charles' own developments but may go for a berlebach as I'm based in Europe.
It's only to support a TSA102s for now (but a TEC140 would be a good size on the Nova - wife permitting that is!) So, a UNI 24/28 may be on the cards, or to go for a Planet as 'future proofing'.....choices, choices....!?
Thanks again - enjoy your new mount - keep us informed to how you get on under the stars with it as there are still a few options I am looking at - I have already added the cam locks, but there is a further choice of cam locks for the saddle on/off - rather than the machined knobs before shipping....
Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:08 PM
Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:51 PM