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Mike TEC 140 Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD APM/TMB 115f7 SV80L SM90 Solar Scope AP Mach1GTO Ioptron MiniTower
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Quote:J.D.,I have to challenge you on the dope smokin' AP statement. I have been getting great results with the alt/az Mini Tower. My only limitation is 56 second exposures due to field rotation. Here is a 10x56 sec exposure I shot of IC434 02/28/09John
Quote:Well it's great to see all these mostly positive experiences. Has anyone else seen the jerking problem the review was talking about? Sounds like no one who responded here has seen it. If these problems are very isolated then it's not as bad a situation as I thought. I agree that for the price, this is a very innovative mount and is really just what I am looking for...provided the quality is there.
Quote:I can never understand people supporting poor QC...it appears that this mount has a solid reputation of problems, I'd give it a wide berth myself. One should not have to rely on a 3rd party (and extra expenditure) to fix core basic problems with poor QA and manufacture. Even at a "lowly" US $700 (which is not that cheap I might add).Dave
Quote:Right across from the iOptron booth, I wonder if it bothers them to have him sitting there as a constant reminder to them that their QA sucks.
Quote:Interesting. It seems the majority of positive comments are by owners of the mount, and the majority of negative comments are by people who have never used one...
Quote:Then there is the fact that the gentleman from Trapezium is making money by inspecting and repairing the iOptron mount before ever shipping it to a client. He isn't doing that for any other mounts just for the iOptron.