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m1618
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ETX-90 mount options
      #5478218 - 10/19/12 03:45 AM

Any sub $500 recommendations for a gem for the ETX 90?
I would like to interchange between the ETX and a 6" reflector ota on vixen type. Would just like to track planets. Not any serious astro-imaging yet.


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Escher
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Re: ETX-90 mount options new [Re: m1618]
      #5478396 - 10/19/12 08:40 AM

Manual CG5 works for me... I use my 125 on one and have mounted an ES AR127 refractor on it with no issues...

The standard tripod is a bit wobbly, but if you only use it at half extension and lock it down well, its not bad. I plan to build or buy a heavy duty set of wood legs for mine..


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moynihan
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Re: ETX-90 mount options new [Re: Escher]
      #5478530 - 10/19/12 10:19 AM

CG5/Orion SVP, both work well. Have used (Orion SVP), with RA drive with among others, a ETX-90 OTA and a 6" f/8 reflector OTA.
With the ETX, it is an extremely pleasing over-mounting.


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