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Erric
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Reged: 10/26/09

Grab and Go mount for 8" reflector suggestion.
      #3657305 - 03/02/10 09:25 PM

Hi All.

I'm looking for a "light weight" mount that can hold 8" reflector scope, AT8IN .

I have a Astro-Tech Voyager mount, but that's not big enough for a 8" reflector.

Something like the Orion SkyView AZ Telescope Mount, but also has slow-motion controls??

A normal GEM is too heavy and won't work at my latitude anyway.

Ok, thanks!


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mejacobs
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Reged: 07/25/09

Loc: Santiago de Chile
Re: Grab and Go mount for 8" reflector suggestion new [Re: Erric]
      #3657425 - 03/02/10 10:33 PM

You might want to consider the Universal Astronomics Unistar. No slow motion controls, but the motions are very smooth on my UA mount (Macrostar), even at relatively high powers. The Unistar should be more than capable of handling the weight on your scope.

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