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jrbarnett
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #4078202 - 09/28/10 11:31 AM

The NJP is out of production, correct?

I suppose the P2Z and that little palm sized EQ mount also have external motors.

Regards,

Jim


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jrbarnett
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4078213 - 09/28/10 11:37 AM

Luke:

Perhaps it'll be akin to the Atlas/EQ6 vs. the CGEM. Though those mounts are close cousins, for whatever reason the Atlas and Sky-Watcher stepper'ed iterations seem to be much more reliable than the Celestron servo'ed iteration.

Basically, you might be trading Nexstar for Synscan, but gaining some extra peace of mind. Who knows. I also note that the Sirius/EQ5 has NOT been such a reliable mount as the Atlas/EQ6, so non-Celestron Synta may not guarantee quality.

Actually I wonder whether it's not Orion we have to thank for Atlas/EQ6 quality. For many years Orion was the sole-source of this mount in the US. They really made the market for it, in fact. Orion has generous customer services and an easy return policy. Likely they are very demanding on their suppliers. Perhaps their quality insistence benefited Atlas/EQ6 manufacturing.

Regards,

Jim


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Bugs Denis
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #4078921 - 09/28/10 05:28 PM

Have a look to the tripod ...

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VNA
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount new [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4079213 - 09/28/10 08:00 PM

Apparently it is designed to carry 45 kg according to a french site:

http://www.webastro.net/forum/showthread.php?t=69193

That is for the french speaking astronomers!


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Bugs Denis
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount new [Re: VNA]
      #4079893 - 09/29/10 02:58 AM

Let's says the mount is 30kg, put 20kg of counterweight and 30 kg of equipment so 80kg. I won't put this load on a tripod of an EQ6. This is just a demo product as there is not a decent tripod to support such a load.

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Rankinstudio
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount [Re: LLEEGE]
      #4080626 - 09/29/10 01:04 PM

This thing looks like a beast, cant wait to find out more.

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rmollise
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Re: Sky-Watcher EQ7 mount new [Re: Bugs Denis]
      #4080709 - 09/29/10 01:46 PM

Quote:

Let's says the mount is 30kg, put 20kg of counterweight and 30 kg of equipment so 80kg. I won't put this load on a tripod of an EQ6. This is just a demo product as there is not a decent tripod to support such a load.




Sure there is...the same tripod Synta uses for their other big mount, the CGE Pro.


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