User reports for Desert Sky Astro DSV-3?
Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:49 PM
Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:02 AM
Things I'd change? Sure. I'd like clutches that had greater range (from loose to very tight/locked), which is something I've discussed with Raul and he's looking at it. But the value is quite high with this mount.
I'd recommend it without qualification for a 9.25" and smaller SCT and fastish 5" and smaller refractor.
Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:13 PM
Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:11 PM
Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:42 AM
I used my Meade LXD75 tripod at its minimum height, partly because it was windy and partly because the eyepiece is obviously higher on a Newt than a refractor or Mak. The whole thing worked beautifully. Like Jim, I keep the clutches loose and push round by hand, although I tend to push the scope instead of the handle.
What I'm wondering now is how well it would handle a larger scope like a Meade 10" SCT. The Meade 10" weighs about the same as a C11, which the mount can supposedly handle (although my tripod might not).
Is anyone using the DSV-3 with a larger SCT or Mak-Cass?
Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:04 PM