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langman78
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HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new
      #5740062 - 03/18/13 03:58 AM

Evening all.

I took delivery of my 8se 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier with it.
Of course I feeling the urge to get into some decent AP and can't decide between the HEQ or the VX? Is the HEQ really worth the extra bucks?


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langman78
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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: langman78]
      #5740954 - 03/18/13 03:24 PM

Anyone? Lol

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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: langman78]
      #5740971 - 03/18/13 03:32 PM

I am not aware of a HEQ3 mount. Can you please give a link to its web page so that we can get some info on this mount ?

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langman78
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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5741126 - 03/18/13 04:49 PM

Sorry everyone I mean the HEQ5 lol. Damn this stupid iPhone.

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Lane
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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: langman78]
      #5741191 - 03/18/13 05:19 PM

I think I would get the HEQ6 instead, it is a proven performer for AP, especially when hypertuned. The cost difference is relatively small between the HEQ5 and the HEQ6.

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langman78
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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: Lane]
      #5741460 - 03/18/13 07:08 PM

Yeah the 6 I've been told are quite heavy.
I actually put a post on a few weeks ago asking which mount to go for that wouldn't break the bank and reasonably good for AP and was told the VX would be hard to beat price wise but was given the opinion I maybe disappointed with it and go for the HEQ. However, being a noobie I didn't realize that the VX at that time was new, and was thinking I should give it a while before asking again this question


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David Culp
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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: langman78]
      #5741469 - 03/18/13 07:14 PM

Just so you know, I've got a hyper tuned EQ6 with EQDIR and other extras for sale: http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5734044/page...

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langman78
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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. new [Re: David Culp]
      #5741816 - 03/18/13 09:37 PM

Thanks for the info David. I live in Australia and for the cost to ship it here I might as well buy a new one. Cheers anyways mate

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Re: HEQ3 vs Celestron VX Advanced. [Re: langman78]
      #5743461 - 03/19/13 05:04 PM

Quote:

Yeah the 6 I've been told are quite heavy.
I actually put a post on a few weeks ago asking which mount to go for that wouldn't break the bank and reasonably good for AP and was told the VX would be hard to beat price wise but was given the opinion I maybe disappointed with it and go for the HEQ. However, being a noobie I didn't realize that the VX at that time was new, and was thinking I should give it a while before asking again this question




The HEQ6 mount head is 17 kilograms.


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