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Don Trinko
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Orion Sky View 2 telescope mount?
      #3630430 - 02/17/10 02:14 PM

I'm seriously considering buying this mount. Since there is no slow motion control I am assuming that you would move it by hand. Will I be able to track at 150X?
Any known problems with this mount? I have heard that it sometimes sticks a little when near strait up.
Thanks; Don T.


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Re: Orion Sky View 2 telescope mount? new [Re: Don Trinko]
      #3631617 - 02/17/10 11:48 PM

Don,

A link to that mount would be more helpful.

Over the years, Orion sold/sells
- SkyView
- SkyView Deluxe
- SkyView Pro
- SkyView AZ
These are different mounts.

But I've never heard of SkyView 2.

Clear Skies!

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Don Trinko
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Re: Orion Sky View 2 telescope mount? new [Re: ccs_hello]
      #3632132 - 02/18/10 09:44 AM

I do not know how to add a link but it is on the Orion page under mount and tripods. It is $429 normaly but is on sale. It is the only mount they have that comes ready for 2 telescopes. Don T.

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Re: Orion Sky View AZ telescope mount? new [Re: Don Trinko]
      #3636631 - 02/20/10 02:24 PM

Don,

I assume you are referring to Orion #09017 SkyView AZ mount here.

That mount is Alt-Az mount thus has no tracking and certainly cannot do 150x without some adaptations.

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