Tom ------------- Orion 102ED / AT Voyager ST80 / EQ-1 NexStar6 SE Canon EOS 450D
Quote:I want to mount my ST80 onto something better then a photographic tripod which it is on now but have been going around and around as to which type of mount to get. I like the Astro-Tech Voyager for its light weight and load capacity but $299 seems like a lot to spend, especially when I add shipping cost + dovetail plate + mounting rings (my old ST80 just has the 1/4-20" mounting post) . For another $240 I could get a new Orion Astroview 120ST, bigger scope and mount included. I am also considering an EQ-1 or EQ-2 GEM but not sure how stable they are and how easy to use.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Let me warn you that the AT Voyager's up and down push-to performance is not very good, not a very smooth motion at all, it tends to stick and then jump repeatedly as you move it. Side to Side push-to motion is very smooth though and so are the slow-mo controls. Not a big issue since I primarily use the slo-mo controls, but something to be aware of if push-to performance is important to you.