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Atlas and EdgeHD 8 on concrete pier with rolloff shed
Homemade refractor 83mm f/12 Jaegers objective
Photometrics Quantix KAF6303E
Modded Canon 550D, 350D
Meade LXD75, LXD55
Lots of ideas and plans, too little time
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Quote:Yeah, worked fine for me too. Looks like serious hardware. Now it's pretty easy to cast/machine big pieces of metal but to do it accurately is pretty hard. I hope they got it right.At the same time the predicted Summer '11 release date makes it close to vapor ware. I'm sure many of you here saw the big EQ from iOptron at NEAF in '09 and you still can't get it. Let's hope Skywatcher/Synta can put some production capacity behind this project and get some beta units in testers hands soon. Sure would be sweet if the motor board had the same protocol as the EQ6 so EQMOD could work with it. I'm dreaming now.
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“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Do any of the Tak mounts have external motors?
Quote:Like the other recent Synta mounts (HEQ5, EQ-6), it's probably Tak-inspired. Has kind of an EM-400 look to it.
TSA-102, FSQ-85 and ST-2000XM, ST-8300M http://www.astrosurf.com/bugsdenis
Orion 203mm F3.9, TPO 304mm F4, SkyWatcher F4 Coma Corrector, QC PRO 9000, ASI120MM, TV5XPM, Atlas EQ-G (EQ MOD), Canon EF 200mm F2.8, Canon 6D, 14mm F2.8, Atik 314L+, 4 X 2" Nautilus with 2" Orion LRGB Filters.
DSLR peltier cooler
DSLR Processing Tutorial
Planetary Processing Tutorial
Quote:Let's says the mount is 30kg, put 20kg of counterweight and 30 kg of equipment so 80kg. I won't put this load on a tripod of an EQ6. This is just a demo product as there is not a decent tripod to support such a load.