Obsession 15" With Argo Navis / ServoCat Takahashi TOA 130 / Discmounts DM6 / Sky Commander Ioptron iEQ45 GEM Coronado 60mm .6a (Double Stacked) Solar Scope Canon IS 10 x42 binos Celestron Ultima 8 Denkmeier Binotron 27's
Quote:Series of Nova Hitch pictures and commentary here:http://www.chesmontastro.org/node/9915
Matt in Oz Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Quote:Do you think the DM6 or the T-rex have any balance problems when moving towards the zenith? It seems the Nova Hitch would have less issues, but again I've never tried them. Also, do you think the slow motion controls are useful (DM 6 doesn't have them). Again, thanks for all your very helpful advice
Nova Hitch alt-az mount
Quote:And thanks Prichardson for the link to the Nova Hitch pictures, they are very nice. I would love to get to one of those star parties some day and check out all the great stuff.
Quote:If choosing between DM-6 and T-Rex, the slo-mo controls on the T-Rex would make that an easy choice. I don't own either one, however, my understanding is that they both are comparable in load capabilities and my experience with slo-mo is very positive. Slo-mo vs. nudging--no comparison.
Quote:The DM6 handles any of these set ups with ease and I never feel the need for slow motions. It has become my quick setup " grunt and heave" mount.
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Quote:Can you track w/o slo-mo? Sure. But it's much easier and more satisfying with slo-mo. IMO, the DM-6, and others, would be a much improved mount with slo-mo controls.
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Quote:BTW, I think Tammy's comparative analyses earlier in this thread are spot on (with regard to DM and HH mounts at least - I've not used a T-Rex) but as pointed out do not necessarily apply to the current Nova Hitch, which is quite distinct from the earlier Half Hitch generation of mounts (great performers in their own right). I'd love to try a Nova with my 140 some day.