David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob 66mm WO SD AT 65EDQ APO Refractor Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount iOptron ZEQ25 mount Canon 60Da
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Tak FSQ-106ED on EM-200 Temma2M + Sky SafariTak FS-60CB on Teegull Sky Patrol IIICanon EOS 550D, Nikon D70sNikon 180mm f/2.8 ED A-IS, Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Quote:on the other thread I was told the ZEQ25 is only 10 pounds. The tripod is 11 pounds, plus counterweights.Some people use bottled water bottles (with gravel inside) as counterweights, so that they don't have to bring CWs in their checked baggage.
Quote:The Teegul Sky Patrol III is not that expensive, it's the same order of magnitude as the ZEQ25. of course it carries less payload and has no GoTo or auto-guiding..
Small scope enthusiast. Large scope aficionado
Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/