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jerry32
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Orion Sky View Pro EQ with GOTO
      #5568114 - 12/12/12 07:13 PM

Is this a good mount for AP? i have a skyprodigy 6 and will prob be moving on to a 9.25 in about a year or so.

Orion Sky View Pro EQ with GOTO
http://www.telescope.com/Mounts-Tripods/Equatorial-Mounts-Tripods/Orion-SkyVi...


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Re: Orion Sky View Pro EQ with GOTO new [Re: jerry32]
      #5568329 - 12/12/12 09:36 PM

not if you intend to image with the C9.25...

If you really want to image with the 9.25 and that's your budget, look for a used Atlas / EQ6 or CGEM. The latter would cost more (maybe $1100).

I cannot by any stretch imagine an SVP (which is a clone of the Vixen GP) carrying a CGEM for imaging. It can probably manage a C8, tops. And even so, if you are looking at the SVP, might as well get the Celestron CG5 ASGT. Cheaper, and better.


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Re: Orion Sky View Pro EQ with GOTO new [Re: jerry32]
      #5568948 - 12/13/12 10:25 AM

No. It is really entirely too light for that duty. It would be pushing it even for visual use with a C9.25. You would be better off to spend a little more on a used Atlas or CGEM.

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