Edge HD 8", TV102, C6, PST Oberwerk 20x80 III
Nova Hitch, Mini Hitch
Ethos > 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 21
Nagler T6 > 3.5, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13
Nagler T5 > 16, 20, 26, 31
Delos > 4.5
JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
CPC 9.25 TV 76, 102, NP 101 Unitron 114 Gibraltar mount Half Hitch Mk III SolarMax 90 .7A/B15 Coronado PST Eyepieces from the sublime to the ridiculous
A-P Mach1GTO (used with both refractors) AT90EDT apo on an AT Voyager ES127 apo on a Sky-Watcher EQ5 Pro goto Lunt LS60THa/PT Celestron CPC 925 SCT new Ethos', various Naglers, a few Pans and some ES 100°'s and 82°'s
John H Visual astronomy on the Blue Ridge since 2004
Quote:Steve, you made a complex looking mount seem easy to operate.
I can't hear well, but I can listen!
Takahashi TOA-150 B
Takahashi EM-400 Temma 2M
Handheld Algiz 7
Kagayaki IV Pro
Nova Hitch alt-az mount
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Quote:If I'm reading correctly, that is the major change to this mount - you can now change eyepieces without having to lock the altitude axis because there are variable friction brakes on each axis, in addition to locking clamps? If so, that would be a welcome addition. Would be interesting to see how it works with a longer refractor tube, you can see that the eyepiece is very close to the mount with this scope.
KJ SV50A, SVR80ST, SVR90T, C6 XLT Mini Hitch, Dwarfstar (GT1542T, GT5562LTS) Pentax XW 20, 30, 40 Panoptic 41 Image Intensified Eyepiece, Gen III Leica ASPH Zoom + Baader Zeiss 2x Delos 17.3 Nagler 2-4
I imagine the axis cam locks would be quite a boon as they would completely eliminate the chance of the scope moving unexpectedly even when heavily jostled, or say if you want to adjust the tripod or move the entire telescope. Pretty important when you have an AP 130 GT or TEC 180 mounted ....
Quote:I don't think the Nova Hitch is meant for a scope quite as big as the TEC 180..?
Quote:The slow motion controls always operated under all the unlock, half lock, and full lock positions with equal ease and the tension on the cam lever is not reflected in the slow motion controls. That is truly amazing.