Celestron EdgeHD 8 + AVX | Sky-Watcher Pro 100ED APO + Vixen Porta II + Oberwerk Tall | Celestron NexStar 6SE Fujinon Polaris 10x50 FMT-SX | Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD
Quote:How high mag are you talking? 200x? 300x? more?
Celestron 150 XLT ReflectorCelestron C6-n Reflector102GT-SLTXt6Vixen StarGuy
Quote:How important are slow motion controls for an alt-az? I'm looking at the Versago II mount and comparing it to a whole bunch of other low cost alt-az mounts, and anything in its class with slow-mo starts off at a hundred dollars more or so.
Quote:What about alt-az mounts with handles? How are they as an alternative to slow motion controls?Rick
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
Quote:crank up the friction so that balancing a range of eyepieces is not a problem
Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
Shane in black-zone New Mexico'Fracs, Maks, Newts and Schmidt-Newts, 3.1"-10", f/4-f/13. Alt-az and GEMs.
Hans AT80ED TSA-102
As long as I have to check the Moon phase for observing night, I'll not give up.
Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO Orion 100ED Orion 90mm Achro Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO Orion ST80 Celestron SP-C6 Newt Orion XT10i Meade 12X60Orion Ultra View 8X42---------- Super Polaris CG-5GT ES Twilight I Skyview AZ Paragon Plus ---------- Torrance,CA
If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
Quote:What about alt-az mounts with handles? How are they as an alternative to slow motion controls?
John H Visual astronomy on the Blue Ridge since 2004
Quote:Why is it that so many of the premium, expensive mounts lack slo-mo if it's such an issue?