TS 130/912 (f 7.10) Triplet Apo Refractor TS 152/1200 (f 7.90) Achromatic Refractor Astrologers say the future is written in the stars but Astronomers know this more so applies to the past... http://www.flickr.com/photos/72473941@N03/
Quote:Well we needed a topic on the upcoming EQ 8 mount with its 50 Kilograms capacity...
No yet at the Skywatcher webpages
But it can be seen here:
Quote:Why break the habits of a lifetime
Quote:Discuss from one of the two following items;(A) The mount will easily outpace all other mounts in the world at a tiny fraction of their cost with PEC that even NASA could only dream of acheiving, say goodbye to Losmandy and almost anyone else who gets in the way.(B) it will be vastly overrated and lets face it the Chinese cant do quality. Please feel free to make extravagant claims about how your Vixen GP with home made mods could outperform it anyway.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:You forgot "c"...(C) It will be praised and/or condemned to the fires of perdition by people whose only experience with it is that they done seen the picture.
Home-built Newt: 10" f/4.5 Royce conical primary, Skywatcher NEQ6 (Astrotroniks tuned) iEQ45, Duo-T, 8" f/4 Skywatcher Quattro CF 120 ED f/7.5 Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED Stellarvue
Quote:I'd say the 50kg load capacity is science fiction. For that matter the whole mount is due to ''go in to production late 2012, and released in March 2013''................yeah, right
Quote:Quote:I'd say the 50kg load capacity is science fiction. For that matter the whole mount is due to ''go in to production late 2012, and released in March 2013''................yeah, right 50kg load capacity? ... perhaps, but I guess we'll only really know when folks finally get these mounts in operation. Synta's track record of living up to specifications is actually quite good. If the mount is indeed based on similar structure and components as the CGEPro then they at least have a good shot at it. A target release of spring 2013? ... well they've been talking about this mount since late 2011 and a production run in late 2012 and release in March 2013 doesn't sound like a ridiculous time line to me.Lets just hope that Synta doesn't take any negative lessons from Meade's recent monumentally bad product introductions.
Celestron C11 / Eq8 on Pier tech , Skywatcher Mak 180mm on NEQ6 mount Skywatcher 12inch collapsible truss Newtonian on EQ8 mount. Coronado Solarmax 60mm.