Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis
Quote:I feel that the mount and tripod is under-gunned. I wonder if stepping up to a medium duty mount and base would help? I do mostly lunar, NEO and some planetary viewing.
I am not unhappy with the Vixen, I just want to go a bit heavier.
Quote:I currently have a 90mm Orion Astroview. I have a 910mm tube. It's been mounted to a Vixen Porta II. I really like this scope but I feel that the mount and tripod is under-gunned. I wonder if stepping up to a medium duty mount and base would help? I do mostly lunar, NEO and some planetary viewing.I have been looking at the Stelarvue M2 base and tripods. Would this be a step up? Or should I be looking at something else?I am not unhappy with the Vixen, I just want to go a bit heavier.
Quote:So if I go with the Oberwerk tripod, all I need to do is change a bolt? Or is it more involved?
Quote:Would this be a step up? Or should I be looking at something else?
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Quote:I agree that you should just upgrade the tripod. The Hands On tripod uses your Vixen hub, and is an improvement over the stock aluminum legs. The surveyors tripod as shown above, uses its own hub, and will provide a huge leap in stability due to the tripod design. I'll be replacing my Porta II tripod with the Oberwerk - on its way as we speak.
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.