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Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:The AZ EQ6 also has encoders in it so its pretty snazzy.
Quote:A UK dealer has expectations of the new mount in November but cautions that supply will be limited.Price is set at £1,395 SterlingAs a comparison the NEQ6 sell for £960 so thats quite a bit of difference. The AZ EQ6 also has encoders in it so its pretty snazzy.
Quote:Any guesses on if this will be available from a US dealer? One dealer rep told me they did not think this would be sold in the US (or suggested such). From what I can tell from the web sites and guessing - Celestron has the exclusive deal for the US and can determine what they want to sell. I would guess this was done before Skywatcher began feeling their oats. Anyway, this looks like a beaurty and with the encoders, free form movement tracking, autoguider and GPS capabilities, it looks like a great machine. If the reviews are positive, I would spring for one of these. Yes, I cancelled my LX80 order. Well see if they can beat the 6 month after promised ship date with a viable machine.
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Quote:Thanks Guys. Does the orignail EQ6 have decent reviews?
Quote:Thanks Guys. Does the orignail EQ6 have decent reviews? Anyone know about the handbox? I am now using a Celestrone after a Meade. In some ways I like the Meade better, but it may be a matter of use. How does this handset program compare? Thanks for any comments. I am seriously thinging about "investing" and appreciate any backstory on this maker and brand.
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Quote:The tripod can easily be upgraded.
Quote:Quote:The tripod can easily be upgraded.How?
Quote:Quote:Quote:The tripod can easily be upgraded.How? With an aftermarket spreader or a wooden tripod.
Quote:Quote:Quote:Quote:The tripod can easily be upgraded.How? With an aftermarket spreader or a wooden tripod. Oh, I was thinking someone made compatible replacement legs.
Yusen MN66/TAK TSA 102S/Meade 102ED/William Optics ZS80FD [天鵝牌紅標米洒]/SVF50B2 Meade LXD650/AstroTech Voyager EP: TV NZ 3-6, Pentax XW 7, 10, Meade 5000 SWA 20, 24, 28, 34.
Quote:So does yours have the standard 2.1mm jack ?I was curious as go what the two pin screw down connector was seen on some of these, cant find it in any electro catalogues but it looks nicer, more secure and safe. Would like one as a retro fit.It does look a nice moun though....congrats.
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