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mcbbcn
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Atlas vs. Sirius - Height dimensions w/o tripod?
      #4462015 - 03/20/11 01:50 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out the height dimensions difference between the Atlas (EQ6 Pro) and Sirius (EQ5 Pro) mounts. I thinking about replacing my Sirius mount with an Atlas mount in my observatory. My Sirus mount is currently mounted on a pier and there is little tolerance between the rolling roof and the telescopes. I believe the Atlas is bigger (and taller) but I don't know by how much. Does anybody know? I've tried to look in the web but there is very little informationa about it.

Thanks for your help,

Miquel Casas
Portland, OR


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rigel123
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Re: Atlas vs. Sirius - Height dimensions w/o tripod? new [Re: mcbbcn]
      #4462499 - 03/20/11 05:35 PM

I can tell you that the Atlas set at 38 degrees is about 20 inches tall. I don't know the size of the Sirius.

Warren


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Phil Sherman
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Re: Atlas vs. Sirius - Height dimensions w/o tripod? new [Re: rigel123]
      #4463274 - 03/20/11 11:47 PM

I can't give you an exact measurement because I no longer have my Sirius mount. The Atlas should be 3-4" taller than the Sirius. This is based on the increase in the height of the boxes I built that they fit into.

Could you change the park position of your scope when you close up the observatory? You might get some extra headroom that way.

Phil


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RogerRZ
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Re: Atlas vs. Sirius - Height dimensions w/o tripod? new [Re: Phil Sherman]
      #4466190 - 03/22/11 12:01 PM

I have both, but the Sirius is easier to get to (basement)--it measures just under 16 inches from base to the top of the saddle, set for 46 degrees dec.

Hope this helps...


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Ad Astra
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Re: Atlas vs. Sirius - Height dimensions w/o tripod? new [Re: RogerRZ]
      #4466412 - 03/22/11 01:37 PM

Don't know what your budget is, but you might consider an adjustable pier from Pier Tech - they allow you to raise or lower your entire scope about 2 feet - plenty to help you clear the enclosure and raise back up to ideal height.

Dan


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