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prestonrich
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What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new
      #5416481 - 09/12/12 12:38 AM

Would like to mount an AT152 refractor and an Onyx80 on a smooth pushto mount for visual only. Suggestions?

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Jim7728
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Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new [Re: prestonrich]
      #5416783 - 09/12/12 07:41 AM

ES Twilight II or Giro III which I'd give it a slight edge over the Tw-II due to better bearing design, in my experience. Either way, I think the AT152 needs more counterweight than a Onyx 80 for smoother azimuth motions, but should do fine.

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dakota
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Reged: 12/11/11

Loc: SD (God's Country)
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new [Re: Jim7728]
      #5417087 - 09/12/12 11:25 AM

Canadian Telescopes Duo T Mount. This mount gives you the ability to add counterweights (in addition to the 80mm)to balance the AT152.

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Ebbisham
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Reged: 10/02/10

Loc: Surrey, Uk
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new [Re: dakota]
      #5417390 - 09/12/12 02:10 PM

Giro replaced the Giro III with the improved Ercole that takes even more weight.

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seattlepete
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Reged: 01/29/12

Loc: Uh...seattle.
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new [Re: Ebbisham]
      #5417493 - 09/12/12 03:15 PM

So, how do I get one of those Ercoles?

I have a Unistar Deluxe which I love but always wanted a Giro.


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Ebbisham
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Reged: 10/02/10

Loc: Surrey, Uk
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new [Re: seattlepete]
      #5417648 - 09/12/12 04:44 PM

I think they are only available from Germany at the moment, you can try either APM or TS
https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p4202_GIRO-ERCOLE-Azimutale-Montierung-bis-30kg---Fotostativanschluss.html


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seattlepete
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Reged: 01/29/12

Loc: Uh...seattle.
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 new [Re: Ebbisham]
      #5417676 - 09/12/12 04:56 PM

Yes...Lutes from APM just emailed me a price quote...now I just gotta sell one of my Delos to fund it.

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doctordub
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Reged: 01/11/06

Loc: New Rochelle, New York
Re: What altaz pushto mount for AT152 [Re: seattlepete]
      #5420151 - 09/13/12 10:46 PM

I use a Stellarvue MG2 wich JMI can add encoders.
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