“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
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
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GSO RC8/Takahashi FSQ85ED Canon 450D/QSI583wsg
Takahashi EM-200 GEM/Vixen Super Polaris
Its true - in any hobby - that someone can do things better than you. However, not to do something because you aren't the best would ignore the value and satisfaction of the journey.(TimN)
Jim Santel MK91 Astreya-SAPO
Quote:You'd want the OLD Atlux for use with your SkySensor. As Amys says, the new Atlux is a Starbook-only mount.
Quote:As you know the controllers are different.
Quote:Finish is different, the base is different, the azimuth adjustment screws don't stick out on the new. Other than that basically looks the same.
Quote:Motors in the new are 100:1 and the SSK are 74:1. The new uses high precision gear boxes, but that also with the older one. Both, everything is made in Japan. Now I don't know if the DEC housing can come off as easy as the new.
Quote: Polar light adjustment is on mount "old".New is controlled by Skybook.
Quote:They both use bronze gears, however new uses moly grease. New uses 3 different type of greases and old I think 2. Both offer excellent PEC. New has 5 year warranty. With the SSK though the lithium battery may need to be changed and requires a solder iron, yourself or TV repair shop or Vixen can change this.
Quote:I have here both manuals Atlux Here is my SSK group SSK There is also another SSK group both are very good.
Quote:Your link shows the New Atlux with Skybook. Here is a better picture Atlux+Skybook
Quote:This is the Atlux+Skysensor2000 If you notice this has the lever on the side on the motor housing. This must be the oldest version. After this version, the Atlux with Skysensor 2000 has a mount that looks like the Newest with Skybook.One more thing, If you look at this picture Non GOTO Just the little picture. If you click on it, a different mount appears. I don't know why Vixen made such a mount. How many? Maybe just a few were produced.
Quote:Okay, they both do look like the same mount. One thing.., you keep referring to "Skybook", whereas all the links show the hand-controller with the name " StarBook, a simple typo, I presume?
Quote:Can someone tell me where to buy a Vixen Atlux MOUNT ONLY. I already have SkySensor PC. Don't even know if they sell the mount without the computer?