Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
Quote:Hi Guys,Does anyone have any thoughts, comments, opinions, etc. on the iOptron Mini Tower Pro? It sounds like a pretty sweet go-to mount, and it has GPS built-in. I am contemplating this for my 3" and a 5" refractors.Heard some noise about it dinging up your dovetails, but apparently there is a "Puck" and a "Saddle" that can overcome that issue. Also saw some comments about quality issues, but those comments were 5 to 6 years old.Can anyone help?Thanks,Ed
Quote:I appreciate your comments, Graham. BTW... Where did you get the "Puck" and "Saddle" that you are using? Part/model numbers would be most helpful if you have them.
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Quote:Unfortunately his came with the 1.5" legs, which is why it is only OK with a 127mm RF on it. I found it to be a nice versatile mount. Much, much better than a Nexstar 8 I have upgraded from.
Quote:Its a great, simple, no fuss goto altaz mount.Graham has some marvellous accessories......tripod spreader, height extender for long scopes, better levelling bolts.....I found that my 4 foot 140mm refractor with binoviewer was a little too long...vibrations were objectionable at higher mags.....a 4" refractor or a 8" sct will work great...one on each side= more better
Quote:I have the MT Pro, excellent all around alt/az with great weight carrying capacity on the 2" tripod.For non marring saddles, you can also check ADM accessories for saddles in V, D or dual configurations:http://admaccessories.com/DV_Series_Saddles.htmHope it helps,Paul