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Reged: 03/25/10

Loc: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Re: Which is the least noisiest of these telescopes? new [Re: NorthWolf]
      #5629031 - 01/17/13 10:38 PM

None of these packages are under $500.00. I would agree that the Eq6 is very very quiet, especially when the gear slop is removed.



I really dont like the idea of noise coming out of my mount-telescope, especially in the summer months because I dont want neighbors peaking at 2am and wondering what the heck is this guy doing??

Can someone tell me which of these telescopes would make the least noise when tracking or slewing? Which least noisy mount, for around 500$, used or new, would be a good buy for someone who wants to do mostly visual with an occasional deep sky astrophoto?

1- Nexstar 8SE
2- CPC 925
3- Meade LXD75 mount w/9.25
4- CGE-5 9.25
5- CGE-6 9.25
6- CGEM 9.25
7- Orion XX12GT
8- Orion XX14GT

PS> I read the LX75 has a Quiet Slew mode, do the others have that?


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Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: Which is the least noisiest of these telescopes? new [Re: FaronD]
      #5631320 - 01/19/13 10:56 AM

Since there were so many discussions about which mount is quiet and which were loud I thought I'd throw in a video of my Altas slewing and what I hear (or don't hear!)

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