Quote:This is a very intriguing mount! Does anyone have any real-life experience mounting a C11 to this mount? I suppose the C11 is within the advertised load for this mount, but it just seems a bit huge for it?
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Quote:Thank you, Paul and Mike, for your ideas. For the time being, my dealer gave me a Vixen battery pack for 8 mignon cells. While I wait for the Powerweight to arrive.I'll look into the other solutions too, Paul.I tried to mount my CN-212 onto the ZEQ25 tonight, but had not realized that I needed a dovetail. Which one is it, the Vixen or the Losmandy type?Have to visit the dealer again tomorrow.Furthermore I had a little accident due to my own stupidity. I attached the counterweight, then tilted the tripod to extend the legs, and of course the counterweight started to pull on the cogwheels which resulted in an ugly noise of two cogwheels gliding on each other. Do you think I destroyed the mechanism? Good start, wasn't it?I also noticed that the slewing speed was extremely slow when using the arrow keys on the HC. Is that normal? How can I slew faster?Other than that the mount is beautiful. I like it.Heinz
Quote:Thanks Paul,what a relief! Yes, I had, as stated in the manual, tightened the tension screws all the way in, the two turns out again, when it happened.I understand that the 5kg counterweight will not be enough to balance the 8.5 kg Cn-212. Unfortunately, I cannot use the Tak counterweights from my P2Z, because the Tak shaft is slimmer. Will a shaft extension work ok?Heinz
Quote:I recently picked up an SV80ED Raptor to get back into imaging and considering mounts. This looks like a nice candidate!Jason
Quote:Hey would anyone recommend the ieq35 over this zeq25? I am ready to move on from my Cg5-gt for something which will give me more consistent exposure time and also entertain the usage of an 8 or 10" carbon fiber newtonian. I was imaging this weekend with 2 other people and one had an atlas, the other a cgem, and their graphs were so smooth and nothing was finicky. I spent alot more time trying to fix problems than I spent imaging which was really disappointing. the CG5 is probably the best mount to learn on because you will figure out what and why causes every kind of problem and how to fix it. I think Im ready to graduate to a new mount now.
Quote:Success! Here she is, her majesty the CN-212 on a ZEQ25 mount.
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Quote:interesting. can the ieq30 handcontroller be used with a zeq25?
Quote:Quote:I recently picked up an SV80ED Raptor to get back into imaging and considering mounts. This looks like a nice candidate!Jason Jason,I think this mount would be a great fit for an 80mm refractor and you'll have room to grow if you want to get a bigger OTA later.Mike
Quote:Thanks for your suggestions. Was it this you were thinking of? Just placing the pin on the other side?
Quote:There's a Tak mount behind that ZEQ25... Hmmmm.
Quote:My mount seems to suffer from the already mentioned "fax" sound after slewing: it just takes a quick push on a directional button to make it stop, but the only thing I ask myself is whether this is totally harmless for the system, both from a mechanic and an electronic standpoint.It's a little annoying anyway, but I can live with that.
Thanks for your suggestions. Was it this you were thinking of? Just placing the pin on the other side?
I can indeed only look at the setup. It has been overcast for weeks now, it is simply frustrating, not a single clear night. The sky is refusing to be seen.
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Quote:The way you set up the huge CN212 looks for me a bit dangerous, in the way that your tripod could tip over if your telescope goes too much into a horizontal position.
Quote:As far as your RA-? If that means reversing RA, it's not going to happen, because RA is not reversible in guiding.
Quote:RA- at 1X guide speed simply stops the RA motor. So of course it won't produce any sound.
Quote:Stabbing the #2 slew speed button in either RA or DEC briefly eliminates it by allowing the encoder led to pick up a better signal (it's stuck between 2 encoder lines and doesn't know where to lock on).
Quote: Hello Heinz, I don't know of any extensions that are available for the Z mount (yet). However, I have a Celestron counterweight (CG5-5kg)) that fits the Z shaft.Any counterweight with a 20mm bore will fit the Z mount, it's not partial to make...:) Maybe you can find some locally? Or at least regionally.Best,Paul
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Quote:Well here is another update,Took the mount out to set it up in the backyard, balanced the OTA and powered it up but it won't slew it either axis.So it looks like I'm back to square one. Next move is to call OPT in the morning to exchange the mount.BUMMER!!!!!!!Eric
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