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Coordinator, Fox Park Observatory
A 50mm Edu-Science refractor started it all...Thanks Mom and Dad!
Celestron CGEM; Various OTA's Various eyepieces; Modified Canon XS; Orion SSAG
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Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Rob E. Freezin' the Focus Knobs Off My Brass Telescope up North
Quote:Would this be a good mount for a 4" F6 refractor? I have tried a bunch of alt.az. mounts only to be disappointed by themotions and the vibrations. I really want something that will be reasonably stable and still keep vibrations under 1 second with a sharp rap to the tube. What do you all think?I could also put the mount head on a beefier tripod if that would give me the desired result.Rob
Home-built Newt: 10" f/4.5 Royce conical primary, Skywatcher NEQ6 (Astrotroniks tuned) iEQ45, Duo-T, 8" f/4 Skywatcher Quattro CF 120 ED f/7.5 Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED Stellarvue
Paul Long Island, New York Orion Starmax 127 Mak; TScope 14" f/4.7 dob w/ F80 finder; 10" f/4.8 dob; Orion 100mm f/6 achromat; Orion 10x50 Ultraview Binoculars
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Chris Mallincam Color Hyper Plus 10" DSH with SC DSC, CPC 800 XLT AT 111EDT, AT 102Achro, ZS80FD 10th Anniv, AT 72ED, ZS66SD, PST CG5-AGT, EZ-Touch, Voyager POD XL3
Quote:Paul,It will be a great match for the 127mm Starmax if that is the scope you intend to use it for!
TV NP101 Celestron 9.25 SCT AT72ED Celestron Omni XLT 120 CGEM, CG-5ASGT, Voyager Alt-z Orion 100mm f\6 Hyperion 17, 8-24 Zoom Canon T2i,450Xsi,30D,20D Obs in backyard
Quote:Quote:Paul,It will be a great match for the 127mm Starmax if that is the scope you intend to use it for! Yes that it will be used for primarily. It's going to fly with me to New Mexico in June. Plus I have a small car and want to take it to my brother's place in northern Michigan.
Quote:An excellent review.Do you think I would have any problems with my Celestron 120 Omni f/8.3. It is 40" long and 12.5 lbs. I am thinking of getting this if it will support my scope. Also, will the mount work with my tripod (CG-4), i heard it will work with the CG-5)thanksdon c
Quote:Has anyone used the JMI microslew motors for the Voyager ?
Orange tube C-8, SV Nighthawk, Tasco 76.2mm x 1200mm, Vixen RS150
Orthos, Plossls, RKEs, ES82s, ES68s
Voyager Mount, CG-5
Curator, BSU Observatory www.bridgew.edu/observatory
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Quote:Thats strange because when i bought the micro-slew motors and h/c , I wanted to buy the H/C for track and train to have in addition to the m/s h/c and was told it was an entirely different set up ?
Meade ETX125PE Maksutov Meade series 5000 80mm triplet on AT Voyager alt-az
Quote:Quote:Thats strange because when i bought the micro-slew motors and h/c , I wanted to buy the H/C for track and train to have in addition to the m/s h/c and was told it was an entirely different set up ? By upgrade I meant I purchased the whole Train-n-Track setup. However, it is simply the micro-slew motors with a new control box.