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Patrick
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5752612 - 03/23/13 08:16 PM

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I just ordered one 2 days ago also in white.




Congrats to you too, then!

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I too have the HAL130 and have no complaints about its stability but have never liked the round knobs for leg adjustment.




I never thought much about the round knobs, but then do make it possible to get a compact closed leg set.

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I am also making an aluminium portable pier for it from a drinking fountain I found at the rubbish dump (classy, eh?)




You'll have to post pics when you're done.

Patrick


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jrbarnett
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: Patrick]
      #5752885 - 03/23/13 10:31 PM

No question that the T-Rex is a nice mount. I think you'll really like it. It's just a little more expensive than the DSV-3 and perhaps a bit heavier (though I can't find the T-Rex specs).

- Jim


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EFT
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5753013 - 03/23/13 11:42 PM

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No question that the T-Rex is a nice mount. I think you'll really like it. It's just a little more expensive than the DSV-3 and perhaps a bit heavier (though I can't find the T-Rex specs).

- Jim




The head weighs about 22 pounds. The head and standard tripod are about 34 pounds.


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Pinbout
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: EFT]
      #5753609 - 03/24/13 10:36 AM

Ed,

didn't i read your working on a train and track for the trex similar to jmi or the vixen porta II


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EFT
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5753725 - 03/24/13 11:25 AM

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Ed,

didn't i read your working on a train and track for the trex similar to jmi or the vixen porta II




Yes, it's the Train-N-Track from JMI that we are trying to adapt.


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EFT
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: Lane]
      #5753843 - 03/24/13 12:26 PM

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I hope you don't regret not getting the tripod, those Atlas/CGEM style tripods are not sold separately by anybody so they are very hard to come by.




Not a problem.


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jrbarnett
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Re: Which Alt/Az Mount for EdgeHD 8" ? new [Re: EFT]
      #5754162 - 03/24/13 02:28 PM

Thanks Ed. For comparison, the DSV-3 head weighs about 12# and the aluminum surveyor's tripod adds another 7#.

- Jim


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