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
Quote:John,My mount arrived with no fees collected by the UPS drive. But on Wednesday, I received a customs bill from UPS. I too used a VISA card, but there was no "Foreign Transaction Fee". There was $81+ in Duties and $34+ in other miscellaneous fees for a total bill of a little over $115.Jack
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Quote:Jack... Do you still need to use the original eyepiece tray along with the TPI? Burt
8"ACF, AR152, ED100, ST80, EQ6Pro, Duo-T, AZ3, EQ1
Quote:Quote:Jack... Do you still need to use the original eyepiece tray along with the TPI? Burt I would think yes. The ep tray pushes the tripod legs outwards while the TPI assembly pulls the lower part of the tripod inwards. This will stiffen up the tripod considerably. A similar DIY solution could be done with turnbuckles but the TPI tray is pretty useful. Adding weight on the tray increases the mass lower down.
Quote:I have put my C11hd on it with no issues. Seems to handle the weight, (36lbs) with no strain on the motors. I did however have to use an extra weight to properly balance the OTA.Burt
Quote:I have not found an extra weight but was able to use the adapter for the dual scope setup on the end of the counterweight shaft as an extra weight.
Quote:I just ordered an extra 11# weight from Orion.
Quote:Will anyone that tries Shaun's solution with the old eq6 weights let us know if it indeed works on the 25mm azeq6 shaft? I'm sure there's several of us that could use extra weights. Thanks!Burt
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Quote:In which country are these mounts produced?Is Sky Watcher a UK based company?
Quote:My only wish is a 45 pound capacity rating on one side for EQ or AZ. I have a 12" F/4 scope at 40 pounds plus rings and finder and eyepiece, a bit overload for this mounting. Maybe i could bandsaw the scope in half, install at each end . . .