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Quote:Are they in stock and shipping already?
AT 72ED f/6 doublet
TMB 92L f/5.5 triplet
Orion 120ST f/5 achro
Geoff 15" SDM truss dob | Vixen r130sf | GSO 10" dob
Quote:Thanks to all for your reports on this mount. Stuart I saw in your pics that you don`t have the 8" flexible cable that came with this mount, why? Another than the things that all of you had mentioned this mounts looks a true value. I will purchase one by this weekend. Thanks again to all.
Quote: Well after seeing some quality pictures above I ordered one of these from Astronomics moments ago and will be making some add-ons for these as well, can't wait to start cutting some steel. Okay what do you want to add on? Panhandle? Maybe a bracket to rotate the scope so it fits better? Let me know your needs m2
Quote:starkler, it measures 50"
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Quote:Quote:starkler, it measures 50" I assume thats with the arm pointing vertically as shown in the photo?My Vixen porta measures 54" from ground to alt hub centre, and the voyager would probably be 3" or so lower again (47") im guessing when set at 45 degrees. Big difference.What's not clear is if I went to the trouble of making longer legs for the voyager if i would be any better off than just using similar upgraded tripod legs on the porta mount.
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Based on my limited experience with the Voyager in the Sydney store of Bintel I can say that replacing the legs for increased height for the Voyager is the way to go. The mount head of the voyager is of heavier duty than the Porta. I own the Porta for several years now and it is an excellent mount but it has not the loading capacity of the Voyager.
You may wish to take your telescope tube and dovertail plate in the Melbourne branch of Bintel and try it out.