Quote:That is why I mentioned doing another 2+4 or even just a 2 star so it can re-model. Isn't that right?
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
C8 SCT, AT65EDQ
Celestron AVX, NexStar SE
Orion 50mm Guide Scope, SSAG f/10-f/6.3 FR
Cannon T2i F-S Modded (by Gary Honis) CLS-CCD clip-in filter http://www.astrobin.com/users/foste1cc/
Quote:Hey everyone, I'm pretty new here and just getting into AP. This is going to be my first equatorial mount. I'm making my purchase tonight! I have an 8SE as my OTA and a Canon T2i as my camera. Although the celestron website says the weight for this scope is 24lbs, they must be including the mount weight too. I believe it's around 12lbs with the OTA by itself. So my question is if I'm going to need to buy an extra counterweight to add on to the bar with my OTA and camera. I'm going to be adding on the Orion autoguiding package as well when i get the money. So would the stock weight be OK for this setup? or will i need to order an extra weight? i'd like to order it all at once, because i'm going to be way too excited to try it out and would hate to have to wait for the counterweight to come in before i could try it all out properly. Thanks in advanced guys! -CarlPS - this site is crazy addicting!! I'm getting half the sleep i used to get ever since i became a member a few weeks ago!
Deep Space Products
Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
Quote:I'm not sure if this has already been covered or not on this thread, but does the VX counterweight bar take weights from the CG-5 or the CGEM? just don't want to order the wrong weights..
Celestron CPC 9.25 Celestron G-8 Celestron NexStar 8 GPS Celestron CG-4/Omni XLT 100 ED iOptron Mini-Tower/Orion 150Mak Cestron A/VX with C-8 ARS K0DXV
Quote:This is my story. In October of 2011 Meade announced the LX-80. It looked great and I ordered one. I then waited over a year and finally canceled the order and bought a CGEM. The CGEM is an outstanding mount. Unfortunately I have a back problem and the CGEM was just to heavy for me. I was expecting Celestron to replace the CG-5/AS, but who knew when it would actually happen. When I saw the first ad I immediately went to astronomics.com and was shocked, I mean SHOCKED to find they were in stock. I placed my order. Three days later FedEx brought it to me. I set it up and wow, it looks great. I mounted my favorite C8 (vintage 1992) and ran the motors a little. Much quieter than the CG-5. Design-wise I love the layout. It looks and sounds solid. I'm looking forward to a clear night with reasonable temps. It will be exciting to see how it performs. Right now, a big smile crosses my face when I walk past the patio door and see it. It really is a cool looking mount. Thanks Celestron. You were reading my mind when you designed the VX.DougClark, CO (2510 meters ASL in the northwestern Rockies)
Quote:I am thinking of getting an AVX soon for AP (80mmED APO). Any thoughts or experiences with following:a. Accuracy, Un-guided?b. How smooth the DEC axis is when autoguiding?c. Is gear/worm backlash adjustable ? (see the picture from the link, http://imgur.com/a/Us1aA/noscript , It does looks like it is. Worm is not visible though)e. How accurate is GOTO? Stays dead on for few hours??Anymore AP done by those who already own it. If you guys could post some images with details, it would be great. Thank you.
Clear Skies! Mike ------------- My Site
Quote:I am thinking of getting an AVX soon for AP (80mmED APO). Any thoughts or experiences with following:a. Accuracy, Un-guided?b. How smooth the DEC axis is when autoguiding?c. Is gear/worm backlash adjustable ? (see the picture from the link, http://imgur.com/a/Us1aA/noscript , It does looks like it is. Worm is not visible though)d. How accurate is GOTO? Stays dead on for few hours??Anymore AP done by those who already own it. If you guys could post some images with details, it would be great. Thank you.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Thanks. which cameras would be best suited as dedicated autoguiders to AVXCelestron NexGuide Autoguider (CEL-937133)Orion StarShoot 3MP Planetary Imager & AutoGuider (ORI-52094)Orion Magnificent Mini QHYCCD QHY5-IIAnymore autoguiders?
D. Bang on. As good or better than my NexStar 11 GPS. By "stays" do you mean go-to accuracy doesn't degrade as the evening wears on, or are you talking about tracking? Go-to has never degraded over the course of the night.
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote:I meant GOTo spot on and tracking for few hours.
-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
Quote:Is a pdf manual for the mount available? I can't find it on Celestron's website...E.
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:Quote:I meant GOTo spot on and tracking for few hours. Tracking quality is dependent on your polar alignment's quality.
Quote:Quote:Is a pdf manual for the mount available? I can't find it on Celestron's website...E. Try: http://www.celestron.com/c3/support3/index.php?dload=Download&_m=download...
Quote:And your balance with these lower end mounts.
Quote:Quote:And your balance with these lower end mounts.
Well, sort of. Balance if very important when imaging, but really doesn't much affect visual use.