- Kirk My Astrophotos
Quote: I thought the Losmandy was going to be my choice but I've had several people suggest going with something lighter and with a better system than the Gemini for my needs. Ease of use and setup, reliability, and stability are my main concerns- I'm open to spending more if it will give me a much better experience.
G11/Gemini-2/OPWB Canon 60D (unmodified) with 18/55mm kit lens and "nifty fifty" lens Assorted M42 screw mount lenses (28mm thru 300mm) Celestron 102GT refractor (Costco special) 8/10 inch astrograph someday. DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 StarTools 1.3 http://www.astrobin.com/users/StarGale/ http://everettastro.org/
Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
Quote:not that I would know, but, holy moly, look at that flimsy altitude adjustment bolt!!
Quote:Quote:not that I would know, but, holy moly, look at that flimsy altitude adjustment bolt!!Once we understood this bit, those bolts have never been an issue, and we've set both mounts up hundreds of times since then, without a problem.
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Edmund 3" f11 reflector (1956), 10" Coulter Odyssey Dob., Astroscan, C90, SV70 ED Refractor,Two C5s, C8, 105mm f15 Yaegers home build refractor with Alt/Azm or EQ mounting options. 8mm Ethos, 35mm & 20mm Clave', 50 mm 2" UO, 40mm Series 5000 SWA, 21mm Baader Hyperion, filled in with RKE's and Celestrons. HyperTuned LXD 75 mount HyperTuned Atlas EQ mount, Canon 18x50 IS Binoculars, Canon 20D.
BackyardEOS ~ Purpose-built astrophotography software!http://www.backyardeos.com/CANON, NIKON, QSI, SBIG, ATIK, SX, ASI, QHY, SSAGAT8RC, AT6RC, AT65EDQ, EON 120mm, Lunt 60THa B1200ASTRODON LRGB Ha NII SII OIII (3nm), IDAS, CLS, SkyGlow10Micron GM2000HPS (ordered), NEQ6, HEQ5, CG5-GTOne clear night a year
Tim-If you were to go back to imaging again would you be satisfied with the Atlas or would you get another Tak EM200? Does the EM200 fit between the G11 and the Mach1?
Coordinator, Fox Park Observatory
A 50mm Edu-Science refractor started it all...Thanks Mom and Dad!
Celestron CGEM; Various OTA's Various eyepieces; Modified Canon XS; Orion SSAG
My Astrophotos on Flickr
Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
Quote:Heider, It just dawned on me that you were the person I met and discussed this topic with when you presented at the Sheep Hill Astro Association in Boonton ten days ago. (Your presentation and images were excellent) When is the next time you are going out viewing? It will well be worth my time to take a ride out and see these mounts in use.
Quote:Hi Rich, just another vote for the Atlas. I just moved from Alt/Az to GEM and went with the Atlas mainly on comments in CN. It has been very easy to set up and use and without drift alignment using just the polar scope included I was able to start out with 3 minute subs. My next step is to drift align and finally add a guide package to my set up.I did notice that Orion has a GPS add on accessory for the Atlas but I haven't seen anyone discuss that in any forums.Warren
8" Sky-Watcher Newtonian Reflector NEQ6 Pro