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donnie3
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Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
altazimuth mount question new
      #5363591 - 08/11/12 04:41 PM

ive been looking at the explore scientific twilight heavy duty mount. wondering if anyone has one and what do you think of it. it looks like a real solid built mount but how smooth is the motion in both axis. thanks, don

Edited by donnie3 (08/11/12 04:47 PM)


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dakota
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Reged: 12/11/11

Loc: SD (God's Country)
Re: altazimuth mount question new [Re: donnie3]
      #5363808 - 08/11/12 07:26 PM

I assume you are asking about the Twilight II. I had one and sold it. I kept the tripod as it is solid. I replace the mount with the CT Duo available at Woodland. I wanted the slo-mo ability and IMO the Twilight II just wasn't smooth enough.

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JoeM101
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Reged: 04/09/12

Loc: 45.66086, -73.54702
Re: altazimuth mount question new [Re: dakota]
      #5364061 - 08/11/12 11:24 PM

the Canadian Telescope Duo seems to be a very good mount from what i've been reading... i'm looking ot pick one up for my scopes...

telescopes.net has it also.. here's the link for US buyers


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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: altazimuth mount question new [Re: JoeM101]
      #5365249 - 08/12/12 07:12 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Since the SkyTee is drop shipped from Canada, I assume ,depending on the courier, that there's a US Customs fee?

BTW, I have the Twilight II head. Actions are smooth with a 20lb MN -66 ota, but needed a counter-weight on the opposite side else there was some slight stiction on the azimuth axis. Lighter ota's may not need a cw.

Edited by Jim7728 (08/12/12 07:37 PM)


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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: altazimuth mount question new [Re: Jim7728]
      #5365385 - 08/12/12 08:22 PM

I don't believe there are any import fees for items from Canada.

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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: altazimuth mount question [Re: donnie3]
      #5365391 - 08/12/12 08:26 PM

I had a SkyTee 2, aka Canadian Telescope Duo, and used it with a 8" SCT on one side with a 8" Newtonian on the other. A fairly impressing mount for $300.

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