Portable mount for visual and video astronomy
Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:48 PM
I am looking for a portable mount for visual and video astronomy in my super light polluted environment of midtown Manhattan. It will be for a Celestron C5, so it won't need to be particularly burly. Something with goto, and since I can't see Polaris, with other methods of aligning. Any ideas? I do have a nice tripod, so that won't be a necessity.
Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:59 PM
If portability is important, I'd look into iOptron's zEQ25 or move up to the CEM60 if budget allows. Obviously, portability means different things for different people. For me, the zEQ25 at 10 pounds and $900 price tag was just what I was looking for. If I had a perminant location and $3000, I'd love to have a CEM60.
What is your budget and what kind of equipment will you be using?
Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:32 PM
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:46 PM
So an iOptron Cube Pro would be a good option then also? Perhaps I can find a used one. It seems pretty portable, and the short exposure of the Mallincam would work with it...
andysea- Lovely pictures!
Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:50 AM
Anyone still use and iOptron SmartEQ Pro or Smart Cube? Can I mount them on a standard photo tripod?
Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:55 PM
Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:35 PM