East/Central Illinois Orion XT10 AstroTech 72ED AstroTech 102ED Celestron XLT120
Terrance C11, C8 & C6 SCT 10" Orion Intelliscope Dob Orion 6" f/5 newt on Vixen Portamount Celestron Omni XLT 6" f/5 achromat SV102ED, SV70ED LS60THa CG-5GT, MT-Pro, Nexstar6-8 SE
Quote:I'm an absolute newbie as I just tried out my Skyview Pro 120 Non-goto for the first time yesterday and have been in the hobby only 3 months. The stand appears very solid and stable with the 120 f8.3 1000 focal length. Only negatives I can see about the stands is the plastic material used on the knobs, and that a dust cap covering the hole where polar scope attaches pops off quite easily. A knob was broken on one of the counter-weights on arrival. I like the mount otherwise and am very pleased.If you get it, I'd like to hear your impressions about the goto system since I may upgrade (if I can find $500 without a purpose).