Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm
Quote: Perhaps I can make an adaptor plate to put it on my heavy duty photo or CG-5 tripods.
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
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"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.
Quote:Hey Paul, that looks really great! Very lightweight and grab and go.What weight do you think it could handle? I see you too have the SV 90 Raptor CF. Do you think it could handle the SV90 and the Orion mini SSAG? Motivated self interest here as I have the same combo.Best,George
Quote:Here is a shot of the tripod base. Note the 1.5 inch center hole with lock nut at the bottom and the Azimuth adjustment pin to the left.
Quote:And here is the SmartEQPro on the Flashpoint tripod. I think I'll make a 3/4 inch thick 3.5 inch diameter wooden disk to put under it. It will have a 1.5 inch center to fit the mount and I can add a pin for the azimuth adjustment.
Quote:Quote:And here is the SmartEQPro on the Flashpoint tripod. I think I'll make a 3/4 inch thick 3.5 inch diameter wooden disk to put under it. It will have a 1.5 inch center to fit the mount and I can add a pin for the azimuth adjustment. Ah ha! You answered my question, thank you.Paul
Orion Apex 127 - Desert Sky DSV-1 Alt-Az on a surveyor's tripod. Ioptron SmartEQ Pro. Nikon D5000, Fujifilm IS Pro DSLR. A few Nikon lenses and a ProOptic 500mm reflex lens for fun.
Quote:The manual has the pin configurations and I will make a cable, but it would be nice to know ahead of time that that i/f works ok.
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:I don't know why iOptron doesn't include the cable, but if you didn't know, you can purchase it on their website.http://www.ioptron.com/index.cfm?select=productdetails&phid=f2c9e23a-f790...Clear skies,Paul