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Home-built Newt: 10" f/4.5 Royce conical primary, Skywatcher NEQ6 (Astrotroniks tuned) iEQ45, Duo-T, 8" f/4 Skywatcher Quattro CF 120 ED f/7.5 Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED Stellarvue
Quote:This, then, raises the question: What will be the alternative tripod choices for the CEM60? Perhaps some of the after-market tripods for Astrophysics or Losmandy?
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
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:BTW, I cited the OPT price only because I couldn't find the CEM60 on the Astronomics site - Odd, given that our esteemed website sponsor is a listed iOptron dealer, and OPT isn't.
Eric SV105-3FT, TOA-130, AZ/EQ-G, AVX, C9.25, WO/TMB 80mm, Lunt 35, QHY5L-II M, Hap Griffin T3
Quote:Indeed. They have at least two iOptron mounts on their display floor.
In my experience, OPT customer service is second to none. Searching this forum, one can find my story about two Celestron CGEM mounts. The first was a disaster, with the second just not working out either.
I purchased the first in August and exchanged it at no cost to me a few months later. OPT didn't charge me a dime for that second mount.
After I had different, additional issues with the second, I approached OPT to trade-in my second CGEM for my current mount which is an Orion AZ/EQ-G. I figured I would take a hit on the trade-in but just couldn't deal with the frustration any longer.
To my surprise, they only charged me a 10% restocking fee on my CGEM. Minus that amount and plus the funds from a few CGEM-related items I sold them, I walked out with my Orion mount for a little over $700.
Mind you I'm a long-time customer so I couldn't guaranty that everyone would receive this kind of service, but OPT has a customer for life on my part as they back-up their products beyond the norm.
Sorry for the thread hijack, but I wanted to relay the story to remove any doubts someone may have about purchasing an iOptron or any other product from OPT.
Black Creek Observatory C11 EdgeHD C8 AT6RC Eon80mmED
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride" *********** Stellarvue 90 Raptor CF.Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter.Orionx14g.Borg 125SD.Borg 60ED. Borg 50Achro. AT10RC. AT6RC. iOptron iEQ45GTN w/TDM.iOptron ZEQ25.iOptron Cube Pro.iOptron MT Pro/iOptron SmartEQ Pro.Celestron 10x50 Way too many EPs, flatteners and reducers. Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and a bunch of filters.
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
Quote:Congratulations Paul, and your answer to their data plate question was ... ?Did you order the encoder version?I signed up on the email list. I'm glad to hear that you'll get yours first - that will give you a chance to work out the bugs for the rest of us
Quote:Quote:Quote:The reason rumored appears to be ...What is the source of the rumor? It's funny to talk about a rumor in a thread entitled "not a rumor anymore." I was just referring to the possibility of a retail price increase, and the reasons for it Ed.
Quote:Quote:The reason rumored appears to be ...What is the source of the rumor? It's funny to talk about a rumor in a thread entitled "not a rumor anymore."
Quote:The reason rumored appears to be ...
ES Comet Hunter MN 731mm
Orion SSAG & TOAG
Sony NEX-5 Full Spectrum Mod
Quote:I hope that the first person to post actual product assessment messages starts a new topic so as to separate the clutter of messages from pre-delivery from the post delivery assessment.