“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
8"ACF, AR152, ED100, ST80, EQ6Pro, Duo-T, AZ3, EQ1
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Synta is only producing one style of DC cable these days. The thread on collar is for the CGEM mount, but you get it with the CG5, Atlas, etc. now, too, even though they can't use the locking feature.
Orion ED80 Lunt80 with DSII Lunt 152 AT 102EDF Celestron 6SE with HyperStar Celestron 6" f/8 Refractor 8" Newtonian/Cassegrain Byers 812 SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 Celestron 9.25" CPC 1100 with HyperStar 17.5" AstroSystems TeleKit ExploraDome II Life Member and ALCOR - PAS New Orleans ALCOR - PAS Mississippi Waning Moon II Observatory
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
Quote:The screw collar/ receptical on the mount can be a huge help for use in cold conditions - keeps the cable from falling out when it contracts with the cold. This is avaiable as a $100.00 upgrade to the Atlas from Astrotroniks:http://tinyurl.com/am83aeg