Metuchen N.J. C10ngt TV 85,102 2 cg5gts cube pro 13 ethos 27 pan 19 pan 24 pan Baader wedge,35 pan 6 radian 2xpowermat 4xpowermate 9 nagler jmi feathertouch 35 Panoptic pst Denk std Denk 2s&d21s+ Pst doublestack,SM40 12Nagler Questar hd pier DSI 2 color SBC 900NC Star seek module C 9.25 slt mount AT 80 apo IEQ 45
Quote:Paul (astronewb) bought one and provide a series of threads on the mount. astronewb's posts
"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.
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED iOptron iEQ45-AZ GEM Canon 60D (modified) http://www.astrobin.com/users/dc_robert/
Quote:I recently got this mount, along with the iOptron PowerWeight (a portable power supply that also acts as a counterweight). The AZ version has a couple kinks that need to be worked out:* The handset controller's firmware didn't come updated for AZ mode. It's not difficult to update the firmware, but...* The mount comes only with RJ232 connectors and no USB. None of my computers has an RJ232 (aka serial) port, so I had to buy a USB-to-RJ232 converter.Switching from GEQ to AZ mode isn't that difficult, fortunately. But having just updated the handset yesterday with the right firmware, I haven't yet properly tested the mount in AZ mode.
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
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Quote:Here is a pic of the mount in AZ mode, btw.As you can see, it comes with the pillar instead of the tripod.
Quote:What strikes me most about this mount is its stated payload is considerably higher than the Synta EQ/AZ entry, which offers a payload on dual AZ mode of only 20 pounds per side, for several hundred dollars more than the iOptron.
www.lev-images.com iOptron ZEQ25GT- StellarVue SV80ED doublet - 6" Custom made hand crafted f5.6 Newt - Vintage Nikkor and super Takumar glass Canon 5DMKiii APT-PHD-CDC
Quote:Quote:Here is a pic of the mount in AZ mode, btw.As you can see, it comes with the pillar instead of the tripod. that is SLICK! I already have the Pier... I love Alt-Az for some stuff. Looks like a spiffy replacement for the MTII.
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
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak
Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
Quote:Yes, there are two M6 set screws on the dual saddle, you can adjust them the
same way as your old dovetail saddle (you need a 3 mm Hex key/wrench).