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Astronewb
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New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount
      #5706099 - 02/28/13 07:58 PM

New mounts are popping up all over the place. Here's a link I just grabbed from the iEQ45 group on Yahoo. Basically a slight design change in the iEQ45 to allow it to accept a alt/az adapter..??

http://www.altairastro.com/product.php?productid=16467&cat=266&page=1

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zjc26138
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: Astronewb]
      #5706103 - 02/28/13 08:01 PM

Looks pretty cool!

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timmbottoni
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5706295 - 02/28/13 10:08 PM

I want one!!!!

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geminijk
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: timmbottoni]
      #5706553 - 03/01/13 02:50 AM

Awesome!

John


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JMW
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: geminijk]
      #5708884 - 03/02/13 02:01 PM

Is there an alt/az tracking dual mount that could handle a TEC 140 and a C11 EdgeHD together? I think that would be a cool setup for public outreach events.
I like the manual DM6 for myself, but sometimes tracking can allow you to add more magnification when doing public astronomy.


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mgwhittle
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: JMW]
      #5708953 - 03/02/13 02:53 PM

This means that this new mount tracks in DEC or in this case Altitude. That is different of course than the current mount but I wonder if a software upgrade could add that capability to the old mount.

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Bluejay08
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5709043 - 03/02/13 03:55 PM

I think this one should be able to handle TEC 140 and C11 in A/A mode. The payload is 25kg +15kg. It is on a pier so should have enough clearance for TEC 140.

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JMW
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Re: New iOtpron IEQ45-2013 alt/az dual mount new [Re: Bluejay08]
      #5709311 - 03/02/13 06:30 PM

That would be great if that information is accurate. Did you find this information on another link? I saw 20.5 kg load capacity. Obviously I would be imaging on that mount in Alt/Az anyway, but I would like it to be steady at the eyepiece. I already use a AP900 for imaging.

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