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Tandum
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Reged: 03/01/10

Loc: Brisbane, Australia
EQ8 Deposit
      #5471431 - 10/15/12 12:17 PM

I put $1445 down on an EQ8. They tell me I'll have it before xmas so long as I can find the other $3K

What they can't tell me is what sort of fitting I need in the dome to mount the thing. No one knows


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Agelos Kechagias
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Reged: 01/12/09

Loc: Greece
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: Tandum]
      #5471538 - 10/15/12 01:04 PM

Congrats !!
Hope to hear some more info from you soon


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rob288
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Reged: 05/13/08

Loc: South Canterbury, New Zealand
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: Agelos Kechagias]
      #5472687 - 10/16/12 02:38 AM

From the images and measurements we were supplied with they are very similar to the CGE pro.

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BPO
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Reged: 02/23/10

Loc: South Island, NZ
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: rob288]
      #5472690 - 10/16/12 03:01 AM

I will definitely be following this thread with great interest.

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Dixie
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Reged: 03/30/06

Loc: UK Latitude 53.3 north
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: Tandum]
      #5473886 - 10/16/12 07:32 PM

Good on yer. We'll all be following your progress.

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chboss
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Reged: 03/24/08

Loc: Zurich Switzerland
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: Dixie]
      #5474382 - 10/17/12 01:56 AM

Hmmmm..... you own an EM-200 and "upgrade" to an EQ-8?
I hope that you will not be disapointed.

regards
Chris


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Tandum
sage


Reged: 03/01/10

Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: chboss]
      #5478732 - 10/19/12 12:18 PM

Quote:

Hmmmm..... you own an EM-200 and "upgrade" to an EQ-8?
I hope that you will not be disapointed.

regards
Chris



Not an upgrade. The tak is no good in a dome, it slews at a snails pace. Upping it from 12 to 24 volts moves it from grass growing to paint drying speed

I normally gunsight it close to target, pinpoint it in maxim and slew to target from there.


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Tandum
sage


Reged: 03/01/10

Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: rob288]
      #5478743 - 10/19/12 12:25 PM

Quote:

From the images and measurements we were supplied with they are very similar to the CGE pro.



I'll just have to wait for it to arrive I guess.
It comes with a tripod so I'll be able to get it working anyway.


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Dixie
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Reged: 03/30/06

Loc: UK Latitude 53.3 north
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: Tandum]
      #5480783 - 10/20/12 06:17 PM

Well let's hope the pier/tripod isn't as high as the one supplied with the CGE Pro - far too high for my C14. Based on my excellent experience of the NEQ6, I've got high hopes of Synta's heavyweight effort.
Dixie


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Tandum
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Reged: 03/01/10

Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Re: EQ8 Deposit new [Re: Dixie]
      #5553426 - 12/04/12 07:02 AM

Well this fell through and I got my deposit back.

Apparently they received 2 eq6 alt/az mounts which they didn't order so something was lost in translation.

March it is.


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