SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTOR
MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX
CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar
EYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9
The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Quote:If you are used to a steady mount and non-vibrating views you'll be unhappy the 6/8SE mount. The 8" OTA works with it, but just barely.
A-P 130GT 8" EDGE HD AVX AP Wood Tripod
Quote: As such the CPC, and NexStar GPS tripods (among others) will bolt right up to it. The CPC is the heavier of the two,
Quote:The issues with the 8SE have less to do with the mount itself and more to do with the tripod under it. Yes the mount with it's spur gears and such isn't the rock of Gibraltar but it is substantially improved with a heavier tripod under it. It's often reported that the 8SE is a whole different scope when on a heavier tripod.
Quote: When I put my 6/8SE mount onto either my custom, homebuilt Parker-style tripod or on my CPC 11 tripod the jitters do lessen but not to a degree I would call acceptable to an experienced observer.. You still cannot touch the C8 focuser without penalty. These are my experiences....others have reported much better results. I'm sure there are variations in the units themselves as well as varying expectations among users.
Quote:You still cannot touch the C8 focuser without penalty. These are my experiences....
Quote: Quote:You still cannot touch the C8 focuser without penalty. These are my experiences.... Dang. Well, I do have an electronic focuser for the C8, but I don't want to have to drag it out for quick sessions. Right now the VX could be a backup, but I don't really want another GEM mount. I'm also looking at the DSV-3 and Stellarvue M150. Any comments about those?Thanks,Patrick
Quote: Quote:You still cannot touch the C8 focuser without penalty. These are my experiences....
Yep, I put the top part of a SE tripod onto an Oberwerk tripod. Better than a stock SE tripod, but still shakey.
Makes it about as good as a stock 6SE...
Brian S. Johnson
All Terrain Z10 http://tinyurl.com/ouxfsyu with refigured primary, 63mm Protostar secondary.
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....