Quote:I am planning on purchasing a SXD, and am wondering what type of tripod I could use with it. I was thinking about one of these tripods with the 2 inch stainless steel legs that are used by Atlas/EQ6 etc. mounts. Thanks.
Quote:I was told by VO that you could use the C925 on the SXW (25lbs max). I certainly believe that for visual but not completely sure for imaging. That was my reason for the SXD purchase so I could image with the SXD which runs about 33-35 lbs.
Quote:Funny thing Bowerman, I went the opposite direction from CGE to SXD/Atlas. I won't be using anything bigger than a 10" SCT so that was an easy decision for me. Set up and take down of the CGE night after night got really old so I sold it for something smaller. Would have been good for a permanent setup but just was not in the cards this time.The polar adjustments on my CGE sample were not very good and I do know there are mods instructions out there but it was the weight of the mount that did me in. Maybe again, someday, with a permanent location, that could change.
Quote:The SXD is noisy regardless of the load. Sounds the same even when there is no scope on it at all. That was the story for my sample anyway. S
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