Quote:You really think that the two saddle screws are not enough? I will have 25 lbs on that bad boy with 22 lbs of counterbalance. I dont want the screws to slip and drop my scopes. Of course an ADM saddle will be better but will the celestron saddle suffice?
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
Apertura 10" Dob Parracor, round table platform
TMB/APM 115 LZOS APO w/ silver CNC
Astro Tech 72ED
on CGE PRO
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:
Celestron CPC1100 Orion XT10i, XT12i Celestron C6R Explore Scientific 80mm APO Celestron Advanced VX mount Lunt LS80THa/PT/DSII/B1800FT Canon 15x50 IS Binoculars ES 82° 6.7, 11, 30mm ES 100 Degree 9, 14, and 20mm Dinkmeier Premimum Binoviewers TeleVue 24 Panoptic pair
Quote:Also, I couldn't get a clear answer. The power receptacle has a threaded collar. The cord which has a cig lighter on the end that comes with it has a threaded housing for it. But the AC adapter that is recommended by celestron is the one that is not threaded. They have a threaded one, at a different volt rating for the CGEM. Can I use the threaded AC adapter or will that voltage harm my electronics?
Quote:Will Stellarium and EqMod work with the VX mount?
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Quote:I would need to install NexRemote to have Stellarium and any software that requires EqMod. I would not be able to only run only EqMod?
Quote:Quote:I would need to install NexRemote to have Stellarium and any software that requires EqMod. I would not be able to only run only EqMod? NO. You will not be able to run EQMOD period. It will NOT work with the Celestrons.To use Stellarium with the scope, all you need install in Stellarium...nothing else.
Quote:So as I have stated earlier in this string I have been a LX 200 user for years. HOW DO I LEVEL THIS MOUNT? Do you level the tripod prior to placing the head on it? Is that good enough?
Quote:Quote:So as I have stated earlier in this string I have been a LX 200 user for years. HOW DO I LEVEL THIS MOUNT? Do you level the tripod prior to placing the head on it? Is that good enough? Just level the tripod. Don't spend a lot of time worrying about it. Leveling is not necessary.
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