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Guy Noir
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will this work
      #3805544 - 05/14/10 01:55 PM

Hello everybody,

I've seen an add for a TV Gibraltar mount head, with handle, with TV encoders & SkyTour, 2 EP trays, on an Oberwerk tripod - seller says its the "heavy duty" (?) Oberwerk (but not the Jarrah) all for 700$ plus shipping. I want to use an Orion Apex 127mm Mak Cass on it with medium to heavy EPs at those realatively high magnifications that the Apex 127 is good at.

Questions:

1) Will the Apex 127 OTA fitt in the cradle?

2) Will this work - i.e. will hand guiding at high mags be a real pain? (as in oooh there it is ... ouups &%$*##@&* now its gone ...)

3) Will this be stable enough on the Oberwerk tripod?

4) Is this a fair deal? (To me it looks pretty darn good)

Please send all your wisdom.

Thanks and cheers

Michael


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dscarpa
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Re: will this work new [Re: Guy Noir]
      #3805934 - 05/14/10 05:26 PM

I can't vouch for the rest of the mount but the tripod should be fine, it's the same one my EZTouch came with. I've used my IM715 mak-it has 2" and red dot finders and a Crayford-on the EZ at 370X and damping was good. Tracking at high power with a fairly heavy scope on a manual mount is a good torture test for a tripod. I have the legs extented 3/4 of the way out. David

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Guy Noir
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Re: will this work new [Re: dscarpa]
      #3806152 - 05/14/10 07:27 PM

Oh ... its Friday ... everybody out partying ... or those with clear skies ... observing ...
oh well....


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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

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Re: will this work new [Re: Guy Noir]
      #3806191 - 05/14/10 07:57 PM

Quote:

1) Will the Apex 127 OTA fitt in the cradle?





TeleVue cradle is 5.25" wide and 3" deep. Apex 127" diameter is about 5.6"(?). Pretty sure the Apex 127 will not fit the TeleVue cradle.


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