Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Mounts

Pages: 1
Sahtogas
newbie


Reged: 11/28/11

Loc: PA, USA
Other mount options for a Zhumell Z8?
      #5463410 - 10/10/12 08:28 AM

I love my Zhumell Z8 but I hate the mount it came with. It never holds my telescope in place when I tighten the knobs on the mount. Are there other mount options I could try with the Z8?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Kfrank
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/20/08

Loc: Northern Colorado
Re: Other mount options for a Zhumell Z8? new [Re: Sahtogas]
      #5463746 - 10/10/12 12:10 PM

Quote:

I love my Zhumell Z8 but I hate the mount it came with. It never holds my telescope in place when I tighten the knobs on the mount. Are there other mount options I could try with the Z8?




Interesting!

One reason that has been repeated over and over as to why the Z8 is better than the Orion XT8, is the mount - specifically the ALT axis mount as well as the ball bearing AZ mounting.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jim7728
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 04/10/05

Loc: Stoop Landing Observatory, NYC
Re: Other mount options for a Zhumell Z8? new [Re: Kfrank]
      #5464046 - 10/10/12 03:36 PM

Sounds like the ota is not balanced if the tension knobs are not sufficient holding it in place and moves, I presume, when changing eyepieces.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
20 registered and 34 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Dave M, richard7, bilgebay 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 352

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics