Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
APM/TMB 115/805 APO Celestron ED-80 Celestron 9.25
CG-5 Vixen Porta II
Naglers: 17T4, 13T6, 3-6 zoom UWANs: 28mm, 7mm Pentax 10XW, 10mm Radian
Misc EP: 50mm Parks, 42mm GSO, 2x TV Barlow, sundry plossls...
TSA102 SV80 AT66 Orion XT10 Lunt60THa G11 Vixen SP
Quote:But I wouldn't buy an EQ mount unless it had a tracking drive (and in today's age, GoTo as well). Without tracking, you'd be better off with a more intuitive alt-az mount and fine-motion controls.
Quote:Quote:But I wouldn't buy an EQ mount unless it had a tracking drive (and in today's age, GoTo as well). Without tracking, you'd be better off with a more intuitive alt-az mount and fine-motion controls.See, I'm okay with no tracking. I just hate the constant adjusting side to side required with alt-az, and I'd much rather just move in one direction.But as for the mount being too light, that was my worry. Is it just worrisome though, or is it pretty much a no-go?
Orlando, Florida, 81° W, 28.5° N, Joined: 8/27/11
CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/
Quote:Try to find a used non motorized Vixen Polaris or CG4. $150 if you're lucky.
Quote:This is the one you want!!! $50http://orlando.craigslist.org/for/4100354878.html
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Quote:Get the whole thing. That C4.5 telescope is probably a better scope optically than your Starblast.
Quote:this $30 motor (might) work - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546195-REG/Celestron_93514_Astromaster_...
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.