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Karr24
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Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new
      #5610337 - 01/07/13 02:31 PM

I am looking for a cheap but sturdy mount for my scope: Orion ED80T CF that will allow me to just throw it on and go without all the hassles of taking apart the Atlas. Just wanted to get a few suggestions.

Edited by Karr24 (01/07/13 02:32 PM)


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Paco_Grande
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Karr24]
      #5610532 - 01/07/13 04:24 PM

Vixen Porta II

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Pat at home
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Paco_Grande]
      #5610641 - 01/07/13 06:04 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Modified AZ3 maybe?

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Karr24
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5610655 - 01/07/13 06:17 PM

That wood mount is nice. Wife might even let me keep it set up inside

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mjt24073
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Karr24]
      #5610909 - 01/07/13 09:07 PM

If you like EQ mounts, I would suggest the EQ3. I use one for my TV85 and it is great with that size of scope. The optional RA drive will let it track as well.

Mike


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mdowns
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: mjt24073]
      #5610920 - 01/07/13 09:16 PM

The cg4 will work nicely,easy to carry and inexpensive.I've had two and liked them both.

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beatlejuice
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Karr24]
      #5611278 - 01/08/13 01:10 AM

I have a CG4 and I love it for my 120 but I think that the AT Voyager that I have is a better option for grab n go. I am going to get an ED80 soon and the Voyager will be my mount of choice for it most of the time.
You already have a nice Equatorial so I think than an easy to use Alt-Az will give you more options.

Eric



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JimmyK
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5612718 - 01/08/13 09:06 PM

Greetings,

I just added a Explore Scientific Twilight I Alt-Az Mount with Tripod and was surprised that it handles my 100mm APO pretty nicely. Slight vibration while focus or skew but a very quick recovery @ roughly 2 seconds. Your scope is lighter and shorter and would no doubt do great. I got a little time out of the backyard a couple of nights ago and was quite pleased first light on this mount.

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Binojunky
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: JimmyK]
      #5613597 - 01/09/13 12:01 PM

Orion Versago 11, Porta mount, DA.

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Karr24
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Loc: NPR, Florida
Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5614676 - 01/09/13 11:06 PM

Thanks for all the ideas. Much to consider. I like options

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Geo.
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? [Re: Karr24]
      #5620879 - 01/13/13 02:07 PM

Used manual CG-5, $100. Best value for the money.

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orion61

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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: Geo.]
      #5621642 - 01/13/13 08:45 PM

Where can you get a G-5 for $100.00?

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orlyandico
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: orion61]
      #5622095 - 01/14/13 04:33 AM

why from George of course

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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Looking for a cheap mount. And recommendations? new [Re: orion61]
      #5622226 - 01/14/13 07:53 AM

Quote:

Where can you get a G-5 for $100.00?




They are around but for $100, it will be the older CG-5 with the aluminum legs etc. If you are looking for a mount that is easier to setup and observe with than your Atlas, a smaller GEM is only going to get you part way there.

For an 80mm refractor, an alt-az mount like the Portamount, Voyagers is about as easy and as portable as it gets.

Jon


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