Unitron 128 (under construction)-Parks PRT2 D60/F900-Parks PRT46 D60/F900-Astro-Tech 8"- Explore Scientific ED80-Celestron 5-Meade ETX-90EC-Orion 10XTi-CG5 Mount
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Scope: Equinox ED80 + .76x FF/R Mount: Orion Sirius CCD: SBIG 2000XM LRGB Guiding: DIY 9x50 Finderguider with QHY5-II
Quote:Definitely need goto (sky to light polluted for star hopping. 2nd hand is always a consideration.
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/
Eric SV105-3FT, TOA-130, AZ/EQ-G, AVX, C9.25, WO/TMB 80mm, Lunt 35, QHY5L-II M, Hap Griffin T3
Quote: It is a rare thing but if you find a CI-700 with Gemini go-to that would be another good option. That would be a mount mechanically similar to a CGE but with Losmandy's go-to system.
Apertura 10" Dob Parracor, round table platform
TMB/APM 115 LZOS APO w/ silver CNC
Astro Tech 72ED
on CGE PRO
Quote:is the ioptron iEQ45 not a good mount? nobody so far has mentioned it.
10Micron GM2000HPS, 10Micron GM1000HPS, SW NEQ6 Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III, SW 190MN, TS Riccardi 130 f/5.2 SBIT ST-8300M, QSI 683wsg8 SX Wheel, Baader 2" filters, Baader 36mm filters, Astrodon QSI filters http://astro.frejvall.se
Quote:Quote:is the ioptron iEQ45 not a good mount? nobody so far has mentioned it. Haven't used it myself but read in several places that the payload capacity of 45lbs. is an overstatement as the mount begins to have issues past 30lbs.