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Dewdney
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Reged: 11/27/10

Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Vibration pads new
      #4332670 - 01/22/11 06:09 PM

Picked up a heq5 pro and it will be my mount for a TEC 140. Are a set of vibration pads of any value to help dampen or would you have other suggestions. This was the best mount ( at least for me) I could get with the resources I had avaiable but realize it will have limitations that will eventually require an upgrade but so goes life. This is for visual only. I desired the scope more then a top line mount at this time

Thank you for your advice in advance

Thank you


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Asimov
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Reged: 05/11/10

Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Dewdney]
      #4332897 - 01/22/11 08:16 PM

They worked 110% for my situation, but my situation was unique - I have the problem of 'drumming sand' Our whole township is built on sand very close to the ocean, & every time a car drives past our house on the closest road (which is at least 120 ft from the house) I could see the vibes created through the EP. As for imaging, it totally destroyed any images. The pads killed the problem stone cold dead.

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Dewdney
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Reged: 11/27/10

Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Asimov]
      #4332980 - 01/22/11 08:57 PM

Thank you. Wish I had your weather about now

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Asimov
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Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Dewdney]
      #4332987 - 01/22/11 09:00 PM

Quote:

Thank you. Wish I had your weather about now




No you don't lol - I haven't had a clear night in over 3 months, due to me being in the tropics in Australia


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Dewdney
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Reged: 11/27/10

Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Asimov]
      #4333118 - 01/22/11 10:07 PM

Well I could send you the 2 metres high of snow on my front or back lawn. Even when nice weather sort of hard setting up the rig

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Eddgie
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Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Dewdney]
      #4333119 - 01/22/11 10:08 PM

I use them on all my mounts. Even the CGE. OF course the big mounts squish the sorbathane out, but they sure do help reduce vibration!

Highly recommended.


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Dewdney
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Reged: 11/27/10

Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Eddgie]
      #4333125 - 01/22/11 10:10 PM

Thanks will pick some up really won't add much cost to the overall set up ha ha

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Asimov
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Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Eddgie]
      #4333135 - 01/22/11 10:14 PM

Quote:

I use them on all my mounts. Even the CGE. OF course the big mounts squish the sorbathane out, but they sure do help reduce vibration!

Highly recommended.




Well, I have imaged in snow when I lived in the States for a period (VA) but not 2M of the stuff!

You can keep it

EDIT: Woops! I quoted the wrong post However I'm sure you guys will work it out

Edited by Asimov (01/22/11 10:17 PM)


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Eddgie]
      #4333162 - 01/22/11 10:28 PM

Quote:

I use them on all my mounts. Even the CGE. OF course the big mounts squish the sorbathane out, but they sure do help reduce vibration!

Highly recommended.




Boy, do I know what you're talking about. I set my first CGE/C11 on a set and yikes! Did not do them well. However, they are terrific for an Atlas and below. They do work as advertised.

David


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Asimov
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Re: Vibration pads new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4333171 - 01/22/11 10:31 PM

It's a pity they don't make vibration pads with varying densities of sorbathane, with varying weights of different setups in mind..

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Phil Wheeler
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Reged: 12/31/05

Loc: 3 miles WNW of Celestron
Re: Vibration pads new [Re: Dewdney]
      #4334911 - 01/23/11 05:11 PM

Definitely worth using. I have two sets of Celestron vibration pads and really see the difference visually when using them.

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russell23
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Re: Vibration pads [Re: Phil Wheeler]
      #4334945 - 01/23/11 05:27 PM

Dittos to what everyone has said. I use a pair of celestron antivibration pads and they work extremely well. I can definitely see the difference when I use them vs. when I don't use them.

Dave


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