Alt AZ for 4" f/8ish refractor
Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:59 PM
Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:47 PM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:58 AM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:32 PM
The only thing I don't like is the azimuth slow motion control does not move with the scope ( like the Porta does).
Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:08 PM
But it's mainly for terrestrial viewing. The Celestron AstroMaster is well within my budget at $79.95. Anyone have experiences with it?
Alternatively, is there an alt-az mount only to install on my tripod? Here's a view with my old CG-4 removed:
Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:29 PM
I second the motion. I have the UA Unistar Deluxe on a heavy duty surveyor's tripod and it handles my 4 inch F11 refractor like a dream. Easy to balance, smooth, and stable. Put the handle on it and track with one finger at 200X. The eyepiece tray is also a nice add-on.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:45 PM
The beauty is that you can have the mount on its own and if you want to add a computer you simply buy the additional unit with the encoder and install it. The encoder unit also serves as a pillar extension.
The AOK website is in German but Beat, the owner will reply to english emails.