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Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:I did have a Super Polaris mount that I drove by hand for many years chasing planets across the sky,but never an alt/az...over,up,over,up,over...
Quote: No budget, "go" to the back yard.
Quote: I'm mounting my AP130Gt on this, 18# loaded. I'm wondering if slow-motion controls are a necessity on alt/az mounts for any chance of chasing planets successfully?
Quote: I'm mounting my AP130Gt on this, 18# loaded.
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:Hi tr:Just curious though - since everyone's definition of grab and go is different (see endless threads on this topic ), can you describe a little more about your grab and go scenario and what defines it for you? Since you say you love tracking, maybe there's a goto alt/az mount that will fill your need.-Dan
----------- Obsession 12.5" Televue 85 iOptron Mini-Tower, Vixen Porta mount 110 Messiers, 7 planets, 11 moons, 1 nova since Nov 2008
WO GTF 102, iOptron iEQ45, WO Megrez 80FD, Celestron C8, WO SWAN 33mm, WO UWANs 4mm, 7mm, 16mm, WO SPLs 3mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, WO Zoom II 7.5-22.5, WO EZTouch, SV F50B2 Finder
EdgeHD 9.25, TSA-120
My site: http://www.astronomyisrael.com
Quote: I've used a Gibralter, a Gyro, and Unistar mounts, as well as a Discmount "clone".
Quote:I've had very good results with Universal Astronomics' Unistar altaz mounts on UA aluminum surveyor tripods.
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Quote:Quote: I've used a Gibralter, a Gyro, and Unistar mounts, as well as a Discmount "clone". I never encountered a Discmount clone. What is it?Thanks,Bob
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