TS 130/912 (f 7.10) Triplet Apo Refractor TS 152/1200 (f 7.90) Achromatic Refractor Astrologers say the future is written in the stars but Astronomers know this more so applies to the past... http://www.flickr.com/photos/72473941@N03/
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C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Quote:Unfortunately there is no mount with a 100+ lb capacity that you can buy for 6000 UKP.
Jc ATM 10" F6.1, 1/25th wave spec (max wavefront error +/- 1/12.6 in zone 4 of 6, sodium light ), 6" F7 spec, 127mm F9.4 achro Refractor, Criterion DX8, 10 x 50 bin, SP mount/Synscan goto. ETX80 (finder) Canon 20D, PST DSI 1, Butenschön 125mm F13.4 refractor, diy spectroscope and curiosity
Quote:Also I am not too thrilled with the weird combination of Servocat + Argo Navis on the Mesu. It is good that the Mesu is now available with SiTech. So in that regard, yes, I would say a Mesu with SiTech is probably a more viable choice than this mount. But personally all of these choices are IMHO in the same category as this Astromount - niche products in an already-tiny market.
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