ES 6 inch f/10 EQ Reflector
Celestron C102 OTA and CG5 mount
Meade 90mm Refractor OTA
Vixen A70LF 70mm Refractor OTA
Nikon 8x42 Trailblazer Binos
Stellarvue M1 mount Orion SVP mount ------------------------------------------
Quote:Ive been looking through their site. Seems that is the way to go. Looks like it will also support a sky commander.Seems to be a good quality mount.
JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Quote:Would the ash tripod that they offer for the DM6 be sufficient or should a G11 tripod be recommended?
Quote:The accuracy of the DSC pointing depends heavily on the construction of the mount. In short, it requires that the mounts axis be perfectly perpendicular to each other â€“ orthogonal â€“ for best results. To make a long story short, the DM-4 is orthogonal. Period. DSC pointing accuracy was everything one could want. It easily allowed me to center objects at high power.
Quote:At least there are other options such as the G11 or Meade Giant tripod. Also maybe a CGE tripod. I will see what I can afford and then talk to Tom Peters to see what he suggests. I would like to get the whole shebang along with the sky commander. I have never used one but I assume it is a more accurate version of Orion's?
Go Modern, Go Gas, Go Bang!
Quote:I will have to check that one out. I havent considered this one.Otherwise, if I can work out the financials, the DM6 is the way I will go. Just have to decide on the tripod....
Quote:One thing the Disc Mounts lack is slow motion control.I've heard people say they are so smooth they don't need one, but I find it hard to imagine they could track at high power as well as a nice slow motion control knob.
Quote:I played around with the Discmount everytime I went to NEAF and thought the motions were smooth, but a little stiff. I can see advantages as far as changing eyepieces with no movement and vibrations being controlled better, but thought it took a little more effort to move the ota then with other alt/az mounts. Just an observation, I'am sure tension can be adjusted.
Tele Vue-85 Meade 8" SCT Nova Hitch Berlebach UNI 24 Meade 12" LightBridge Orion ED100 Losmandy GM-8 Orion SVP Quarter Hitch
Scout72 is my 1972 International Scout 4x4 Some Scopes, Some Binocs, and Some Mounts, and a much shorter signature
Meade 16" f/4.5 Lightbridge M42 w/Paracorr & "Crossbow" EQT-200 Equatorial Platform
Meade AR-6 w/10:1 Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
Meade ETX-125 Terabeam/Wegat
Orion ST80 w/single speed Crayford Focuser
CGEM Hypertuned by Deep Space Products
Quote:While I'm at it-- the DM6 fits nicely in a large Plano or Pelican type pistol case. Makes for easy transport and storage--which is a plus too!
"Starman" Dan Doyle
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Central Texas Astronomical Society
8" LX200GPS w/ST80 guidescope, Canon 350D+DSI Pro
150mm f/8 Sky Watcher Refractor
10" f/4.5 Homemade Dob RV-6 Criterion Dynascope http://www.darcstarobservatory.webs.com