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FishInPercolator
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Vixen Optics StarGuy Alt-Az Pro Altazimuth Mount?
      #5891672 - 05/30/13 01:15 AM

Does anyone have experience with this mount? I'm looking at it for a C6 and maybe a small APO.

Edited by FishInPercolator (05/30/13 01:42 AM)


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FishInPercolator
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Re: Vixen Optics StarGuy Alt-Az Pro Altazimuth Mount? new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5891731 - 05/30/13 02:19 AM

I think I'm going to go with the one with tracking for short exposure imaging (video and dslr). How does this compare with the JMI Train-n-Go and AT Voyager combo?

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johnpd
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Re: Vixen Optics StarGuy Alt-Az Pro Altazimuth Mount? new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5893636 - 05/31/13 04:15 AM

Jason,

If I were you, I would go with a better mount for doing any video or imaging. Alt-Az mounts can be limited to at most a minute of imaging before field rotation is apparent. From what I read, the tracking on this mount needs to be reset about every 10 minutes. Also, how good is your star hopping ability for finding objects?

JohnD


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FishInPercolator
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Re: Vixen Optics StarGuy Alt-Az Pro Altazimuth Mount? new [Re: johnpd]
      #5894003 - 05/31/13 10:44 AM

I think I will just play around with short exposures on the 6SE.

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