JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Pentax PF-80ED,Meade 102ED APO,Orion EON 72,120ST Apex 127,C6 XLT,C6R,C9.25,XT10 ,Celestron Regal 100 F-ED, CT152 Zeiss 7x42 FL,Canon 10x42L IS WP,15x50 IS 12x36 IS II , Pentax 8x32 ED Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series Oberwerk BT-80 45, Apogee RA-88-SA Denk II Power x Switch binoviewer w/13mm Ethos, 20mm Pentax XW's, 20mm Widescan III's. 21mm Ethos,17mm Ethos, 22mm Nagler, 40mm Pentax XW, 14mm Pentax XL, 5.2mm Pentax XL, 8-24mm Pentax XL Zoom, 31mm Axiom LX
Quote:Well, after selling my DM-6 mount about 5 months ago and severely wanting to find a cost efficient replacement, I stumbled across an excellent deal on a Giro 3. While I'm waiting for delivery...can any of you owners of this mount, give me some pointers for best results?
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Equipment: Binoculars & Telescopes & plain old eyes
Special equipment: sometimes astrovideo in place of eyepieces
Quote:I never seem to get any tension out of my Alt knob on my Giro II. I do carefully balance so it's not normally an idea but I would like to use the knob if it could.
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Quote:Rob- for a wedge, you have your mounted on top of your pan head on the quickset tripod, right? Can't you just use the pan function to act like a wedge?
Quote:Everybody in Germany speaks good English, I lived in Hamburg for a while and gave up learning German as I got round in English. APM apeak English, Telescope Service also speak good English.Now the exchange rate is nohing I can do anything about
Quote:The big dealers sites are most certainly in English,http://www.telescope-service.com/http://www.apm-telescopes.de/ - look for the union jack to have the English version.http://www.berlebach.de/?sprache=englishI've spoken with an ordered from the top two on the phone and from the website here in London. I recall it took 2-3 days for the goods to arrive and the delivery was actually cheaper than a UK delivery. The AYO site is not in English, who I think makes the WO mounts.
Quote: What's the easiest way to tell between a Giro II/III ?