Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:How did you get the boxes to stick to wall like that
Dan Orion XT8g If your dob isn't broke, fix it anyway. Don't tell me what I want to hear, tell me the truth.
Quote:But it is still not what I'd call buttery smooth in some positions. Maybe it will keep settling in after much more use? Does that sound like it's within normal tolerances for these Orion 2-speed Crayfords?
Teeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote: I'm going to have to call Orion about this.
Quote: Quote:I've always wondered how easy are the XTg dobs to move around manually, to pan the sky? The XT8g is not as easy to move in az or alt as the XT8i because you have to overpower the friction of the clutch(s). So for panning, moving it manually just isn't practical. For panning I use the slew buttons on the hand controller (you can select a slew speed). I can keep my eye in the ep and fingers on the slew button(s). I don't have to look at the hand controller at all while I'm panning. I had an XT8i for many years (in the metro Detroit area) - great scope. But the XT8g tracking is a great feature.
Quote:I've always wondered how easy are the XTg dobs to move around manually, to pan the sky?
Orion XT12G Telrad Orion Q70 32mm ES 82* 8.8mm ES 82* 6.7mm ES 82* 4.7mm Baader Hyperion Mark-2 Zoom Orion Skyline GLP + finder bracket Astro-Tech 2x Barlow for 2" and 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Eyepiece Moon Filter Orion UltraBlock Narrowband Filter GPS An awesome wife that bought me the telescope! Apertura AD8 with tweakers package Celestron 15x70 Starmaster Binoculars with tripod Celestron Neximage 5 Member CFAS http://www.astrobin.com/users/billytk/