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Regards Ricky _______________ TS65EDQ, AT106, MN61, Mini Borg 50 Orion Sirius Heq5-Hypertuned, Antares PED30 TouCam Pro II, Asi120mc, Canon 450D-modded Atik 420C
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Quote:The mount is made by Celestron's parent corporation, Synta, which owns both SkyWatcher and Celestron.
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CANON, NIKON, QSI, SBIG, ATIK, SX, ASI, QHY, SSAGAT8RC, AT6RC, AT65EDQ, EON 120mm, Lunt 60THa B1200ASTRODON LRGB Ha NII SII OIII (3nm), IDAS, CLS, SkyGlow
10Micron GM2000HPS (ordered), NEQ6, HEQ5, CG5-GT
One clear night a year
Quote:Apparently, the problems that have popped up in Europe is that the big worm thingy is not perfectly centered on the axis. They have worm slack at one end and worm too tight 180° away from that. No way to adjust it properly...We'll see if it is an isolated incidence. I know of at least one good friend who returned it immediately and got himself another mount instead./per
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:Hi Jose,The link you posted is no longer working, but I was able to find Orion's mount with pier tripod page HERE.Orion must be getting close to offer it for sale. If you click on the "Videos" tab next to the "Images" tab near the top of the page at the above link, you'll find a six minute video about the mount. They also have web pages set up for selling the mount by itself, without the pier tripod and also for extra weights and the polar alignment scope.
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Quote:That isn't a worm issue- the gear itself isn't concentric with its axis. I have a DEC gear on my CGEM which is like this- if you take up the backlash on the loose side, it binds on the tight side. Some backlash must survive for the mount to work. Same factory, so I am not surprised. Ed Byers they are not.-RichQuote:Apparently, the problems that have popped up in Europe is that the big worm thingy is not perfectly centered on the axis. They have worm slack at one end and worm too tight 180° away from that. No way to adjust it properly...We'll see if it is an isolated incidence. I know of at least one good friend who returned it immediately and got himself another mount instead./per
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:indeed... finally the mount is ready... Now I need to start saving money!Cheers,Jose
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Quote:I'd personally spend 5000 for a CGE if you wanted a top grade mount. True? then you'd save 1000
Black Creek Observatory C11 EdgeHD C8 AT6RC Eon80mmED
Canon 60Da Losmandy G11 Stellarvue 115 mm Orion SSAG 80MM Dob 8"
Dan Crowson - O'Fallon MO
Astro-Tech AT6RC Ritchey-Chrétien - 2.5" Moonlight CSL Astro-Tech AT90EDT - Moonlight SBIG ST-8300M w/FW8-8300 & OAG-8300 w/ST-i Imaging from a Red Zone
Quote:so is orion saying this better than an AP mount. AP(1100GTO) mount is 7 arc seconds peak-to-peak? if so, this is a steal
Tak AP QSI Canon
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.