Nova Hitch alt-az mount
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Quote:Oh, and the Super Polaris could also be used in Alt-az mode without modification. Just a little extra.The Super Polaris is in fact a beautiful mount. This is especially true if you can find one with wooden legs. They have a far higher quality feel than most mounts in this class.
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Quote:Ah, well, I would totally disagree. For a 4" refractor these setting circles are MORE than sufficient. I worked for a decade with this setup and found it to be far more than satisfactory.
Tele Vue-85 Meade 8" SCT Nova Hitch Berlebach UNI 24 Meade 12" LightBridge Orion ED100 Losmandy GM-8 Orion SVP Quarter Hitch
Quote: .... there is a graceful elegance to using a mount with manual setting circles. It is like a pilot using dead reconing rather than Nav aids like VOR or GPS. There is kind of a zen quality to it...
Tom ------------- Orion 102ED / AT Voyager ST80 / EQ-1 NexStar6 SE Canon EOS 450D
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Quote:(My LXD 750 HATES to point anyfreakingwhere CLOSE to zenight and gives me warning messages whenever I try).
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Quote:Belay that last, mate. Based on your prompting, I just started scrolling the Telescope option and there it was! I guess I just never looked that far before!
Quote:I had a conversation with someone else about whether or not the LX200 used the same handset as the LXD 750, and based on that converstion, the answer was no.