Celestron 150 XLT ReflectorCelestron C6-n Reflector102GT-SLTXt6Vixen StarGuy
Celestron 8SE XLT Celestron 6SE + Antares f/0.63 focal reducer Celestron SE Goto Mount Kson 1026 ED Carbon Fibre tube Skywatcher Synscan AZ Goto Various EPs (Baader Mk III Zooom, BST, Televue, X-Cel LX)
Quote: He said he has the StarGuy soI would think thetripod (HAL130-SXG)would be sturdy enough
Quote: Quote: He said he has the StarGuy soI would think thetripod (HAL130-SXG)would be sturdy enough According to the original post, the mount is not stable enough. In my experience with the Portamount, that points to the tripod. I once mounted my Portamount head on my old Houston-Fearless tripod and it was rocksolid with my NP-101... My gut feeling is that the CG-5 tripod would be similar.Jon
Quote:About how long is your ST120, I suppose if I get a refractor with similar dimensions, I would be set...
Quote:Had a ST120 and let it go for two reasons;
1 too much CA
2 too big for my SynscanAZ mount.
The CA has to be seen to be believed!!
Quote:Quote:Had a ST120 and let it go for two reasons;1 too much CA 2 too big for my SynscanAZ mount.The CA has to be seen to be believed!! I fail to understand why people make these kind of statements. The stated purpose for it is for deep sky objects. It is not meant for planets, moon or bright stars. It is a wide field scope. If I buy an F/15 scope then complain that it is a terrible wide feild scope on here people would laugh at me. I don't mean to be harsh but it is what it is! Also, isn't the Synscan basically the same as the SLT? The SLT mount can handle quite a bit on a heavy duty tripod!
Quote:Had a ST120 and let it go for two reasons;1 too much CA 2 too big for my SynscanAZ mount.The CA has to be seen to be believed!!
Quote: I guess my ST120 may a good one because the other night Jupiter looked very good.
Quote:Where can I read up on it?
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Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
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