17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
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Quote:Is the EQ6 PRO Synscan really worth the extra Â£180 over the HEQ5 PRO Synscan?
Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
David-------David Lukehurst UP 20" f/4, Orion Optics ODK12, CFF 180, Borg 125SD, Wiliam Optics FLT98, Borg 71FL, TS 50EDLunt LS60THa + LS60FHa
Groz, you are exactly what I am looking for - someone who has both the mounts I have been looking at. One question - are the mounts side by side here? If so this is also a good indication of the size difference of the two mounts. Do you have any shots that can give me a sense of scale of these mounts? Also are these the PRO models? They look like they are.
Quote:I would go with EQ6 as well.However, just for info, Mar09 DSLR Challenge winner has done his wining photo with 8" Newton on top of HEQ5...
Quote:Quote:I would go with EQ6 as well.However, just for info, Mar09 DSLR Challenge winner has done his wining photo with 8" Newton on top of HEQ5... Hi David,I might be being a bit thick but I cant seem to see the competition winner entry, could you point me in the right direction.Groz, I very much appreciate your thorough reply, it has certainly clarified a few things for me and thanks for taking the time to compose it. I think my mind is made up and it was good to find someone how has both the mounts I was looking at and was willing to spend some time giving some input.