Quote:Hello Bob,What mounts do you have experience with?
Quote:Quote:Hello Bob,What mounts do you have experience with? Really only with the mount that came with my Unitron back in the '70's and the one that came with my C8 (fork mount) back in the 90's
TSA 120 / Starstructure 14.5" f/4.42 with Terry Ostahowski's All Quartz Optics
Quote: I have a TSA 120 and it is mounted on Mach1, way over mounted. I have been looking for a more portable set-up, I considered used mounts like AP 400, Takahashi EM-10 or new Losmandy G8. I almost bought G8 but finally decided to get Super half-hitch for portable setup. Getting a second GEM doesn't make sense to me. Mach1 stays for a future AP scope. If I were you, I would get Losmandy G8, which is as heavier as DM-6 or T-Rex Alt-Az mounts. I believe G8 is a minimum for TSA 120, once my TSA 120 is setup with dew shield retracted and focuser racked-out, it is fairly long and weighs around 20 lbs with my heaviest eyepiece, a pentax 30 XW, Tak diagonal, CAA, Socal rings and 11" Dovetail slider. PM me if you want more details.
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