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
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:Just a followup-the polar shaft plug that was missing on my mount came in the mail from Ioptron.
Quote:I think I may get this mount for my ED80. I don't think I'll be doing any AP anytime soon so the mount should do just fine.
Quote:I have one of these mounts on the way. Your review helped me make the decision to order it. Which Hakuba tripod bag will work for this mount?
"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.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE with 6.3 focal reducer SV 90mm SVT Raptor APO Triplet Refractor Celestron AS-GT (Hypertuned) Orion SSAG/Mini-guider Canon T3i DSLR modded with Baader UV/IR filter Backyard EOS/Deep Sky Stacker/Photoshop CS5
Quote:Any AP pictures taken yet with the SmatEQ?It would be great be able to have a lightweight mount that could handle my DSLR with a few of the heavier lenses.Best,George
Quote:Hello to all, I just picked one of these up for my AT-72Ed so far it looks great ,I went to Ioptrons HQ in Woburn as I live close by, After talking with them I found out they are releasing a SmartEQ pro at the end of the month -middle of nov,, It will have metal gears polar alignment scope and a port for a guide camera cost will be 499.00 ..Carl
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm
Quote:Has anyone been able to use a guide scope with this and third party software like PHD guiding. Several vendors I have asked cannot answer the question.
Quote:I would like to use PHD to control the mount using the ST4 port on the mount (may be on the controller). What cable do I need to go between the ST4 port and my Dell laptop? It has a RS-232 (COM?) port on the back.
Quote:I received my Smart EQ today as well and did the same setup you did. The box only contained the quick start set up instructions but the full manual is now up on the iOptron website and I will print it tomorrow. My TMB 92L slid easily into the mounting saddle, and I fooled with the controller a bit, but will probably not get it out under the stars until this weekend. Overall it appears to be a nice, functional, easily portable small EQ mount for grab and go capability. Yes, many of the components are less that robust, but for $399 I don't expect diamonds. So far I am really pleased with this little mount and will have a fuller picure once I take it outdoors for a full test run.