Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
A-P 130GT 8" EDGE HD AVX AP Wood Tripod
Edge HD 8", TV102, C6, PST Oberwerk 20x80 III
Nova Hitch, Mini Hitch
Ethos > 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 21
Nagler T6 > 3.5, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13
Nagler T5 > 16, 20, 26, 31
Delos > 4.5
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Quote:T Its as if the scope is suspended in mid air waiting to be turned on its balance axis. I know that sounds like hyperbole but it is accurate.
Quote:Is that the Oberwerk tripod? How is it for support?
Quote:Can the mount be bought w/o the Sky Commander DSC's?
Looks like a wonderful set-up. I'm especially fond of the smooth slow motion controls.
Celestron C4-R 102mm achromat Celeston Nexstar 6SE SCT Meade 80mm APO Triplet Televue NP-101 Televue TV-85 Vixen A70Lf Vixen A80Mf Vixen A80M William Optics 66mm Zenithstar Patriot Celestron CG4 EQ mount Explore Scientific Twilight 2 AZ mount Televue Gibraltar 5 Vixen Portamount
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Quote:I'd love to see a similar video with your eye at the eyepiece and your hands on the motion control knobs. I've been wondering all along about the reach required. Apparently it's quite comfortable, but I'd like to see out of curiosity.
Nova Hitch alt-az mount
Quote:DH,Interesting report on the Half Hitch.When you use the brake to set a certain tension will the tension (that you set by the brake)remain the same as the mount is moved?Thanks.
I would be very interested in seeing comments from someone who has used both the Half-hitch and the Teegul. Certainly, the tensioners on the Teegul are nice - I can use a scope even when it's quite out of balance without a problem - something I'm not sure I could do with the Half-Hitch as I see frequent references as to the need to get the scope well-balanced.