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Celestron 150 XLT ReflectorCelestron C6-n Reflector102GT-SLTXt6Vixen StarGuy
Helios "Special" 150mm f8 achro (pimped) - now gone to a new home :- Lyra Optic 102mm f11 (Kunming) achro Celestron/Vixen 90mm f14.4 achro Swift 839 60mm f13.5 Intes Micro M603 MC Orion 180mm MC Lunt LS60THa/B1200PTDS50 (solar Refractor) Vixen GP, HEQ5 Syntrek, modified AZ-3, AZ-4 mounts
Quote:...The only negative is in some positions the mount's action can be somewhat sticky making high power tracking less than optimal. I replaced the stock grease with liquid silicon lube which helped.David
Quote: I relubed both axis. It's not hard to do as long as you keep track of in what order the parts go back in. Both axis have captive ball bearings..... David
Rob E. Freezin' the Focus Knobs Off My Brass Telescope up North
Quote:In any case, my AZ4 has captive ball bearings on both axes - I bought mine last August.
Quote: My mounts have been playing musical tripods. The impending arrival of the Unistar will bump my Giro from the Sokkia tripod onto the WO EZ's which in turn took the AZ4's. The AZ4 ended up on the Munchkin size tripod my Voyager came with. It's pretty low down-the EZ on this tripod was way too low-but works fine with my Lunt 60. I'm going to keep it at work and bring the Lunt OTA in when the Sun is putting on a major show. David
Quote:Uncle Rod, what was the weight and focal length of the f/6.3 Newtonian?I was hoping for more replies as I believe this mount is also available from Orion.
Explore Scientific ED 127 Celestron CGEM DX Coronado SolarMax II
Quote:How long and how heavy?
Quote:I am testing a long refractor and I have a question for all that are using the Orion Versago II HD or the Sky-Watcher AZ-4. After balancing and applying maximum tension on the altitude axis knob the refractor does not feel very secured on the mount. If I touch the focuser or apply some pressure on the handle it moves the refractor in either direction. Is this supposed to happen?
Quote:I nudged mine up and down on the focuser and the handle and the scope moved in the direction I pushed it and it stops when I stop applying pressure. It doesn't keep going and I don't have the knob tightened all the way.
Quote:Quote:I nudged mine up and down on the focuser and the handle and the scope moved in the direction I pushed it and it stops when I stop applying pressure. It doesn't keep going and I don't have the knob tightened all the way. If you tighten the knob all the way and tap the focuser or the handle a little (not force it) does it still move?
Quote:Does anyone know if there is a way to adjust the tension on the altitude axis so it allows more tightening?