CPC 9.25Magnificent 50MM SSAGCelestron SkyMaster 15X70
Gary Honis Modded Canon 1100D (T3)Nikon D800
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: However, for only $50 more, the ZEQ comes with the polar scope and has GPS, unlike the AVX which has GPS as an add on. Am I right on this?
Mike ZS66, ZS80, TV85, FLT110 Cats ETX90, C6, C8, C11 Mounts Panoramic, Nexstar, Eq-5, GP, Heq-5, CGE QSI 583wsg, Watec 120N+, Canon60Da,etc., etc.
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
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I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:The ZEQ25 doesn't have PEC.
Quote:From what I've read, permanent PEC is overrated since most auto guide anyway. I chose the ZEQ25 for its weight. Heavy mounts sap motivation to use.
Quote:yes, a polar scope is like a boat.anchor to a celestron aspa, no polar scope needed and polaris does not even have to be in viewkasey
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Zhumell Z8. C6-SGT / ZEQ25GT. AR102 / WO Z71.
Celestron 15 x 70 / Nikon 10 x 50 action series. Modest range of eyepieces, TV Barlow, Diagonals, FR's. Skytracker / Astronomik CLS II.
Canon 70D / 550D.
Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s
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Zhumell Z10 on homebuilt base (leveling feet, degree circle, Wixy alt, lights, eyepiece case, wine cellar) and custom hand cart WO 80 mm ZenithStar, C102ED, Coronado PST, C8, ES127ED iOpton SmartEq, CG-4 mount, AT Voyager mount, iOptron ZEQ25, iOptron iEQ45 mount Eyepieces - yes 10 x 50 Pentax PCF WPII binos iPad with Skysafari & SkyWire Samsung SDC-435, Canon T3i (Gary Honis Baader mod), Canon SX-40, ASI120MC
11" Edge HD Moonlite Crayford / Astro Tech 65Quad APO / on a CGEM-DX Mount / Under a TI Dome /EPs are TV 12mm Doles, Celestron 23mm Luminos, ES 14mm-20mm 100degree, ES 28mm-34mm 68degree,
Quote:permanent PEC requires an indexer on the RA worm. that, more than a handset swap, would allow implementation of this feature.
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Quote:Rich,I believe the iEQ30 and 45 both can save PEC data. The zEQ25 uses a different hand controller - the same one as the Smart EQ. That seems to be the difference. I can't imagine WHY it would be omitted except to give the higher priced mounts a feature the z25 doesn't have. If the z25 used the same HC as the iEQ30, I doubt that they would sell many 30s.
Quote:Now the iEQ30- there's a cute little mount. That is good reason to wonder why the z25 exists. -RichQuote:Rich,I believe the iEQ30 and 45 both can save PEC data. The zEQ25 uses a different hand controller - the same one as the Smart EQ. That seems to be the difference. I can't imagine WHY it would be omitted except to give the higher priced mounts a feature the z25 doesn't have. If the z25 used the same HC as the iEQ30, I doubt that they would sell many 30s.
Quote:I'd go for a mount able to carry a 35 lb payload which really was airline portable. That means the box full of goodies is 49.5 lbs or less. -Rich
David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov - 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob - TEC 140 - AT 65EDQ APO Refractor - Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount - iOptron ZEQ25 mount - Discmount DM6 - Canon 60Da
Quote:I've ordered a ZEQ25. I plan to take it to Chile in March 2014 to hold an AT65EDQ and a Kwik guider. I have an iOptron Sky Tracker, too, for widefield AP and it has a polar scope. Big question: Is this polar scope interchangeable between the ZEQ25 and the Sky Tracker? Might I avoid duplicating the purchase of the polar scope?Dave