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ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8?
      #5924051 - 06/16/13 04:21 PM

While reading the SynScan manual for my shiny new Atlas Pro AZ-EQ, I noticed the Autohoming feature for Orion HDX110.
It seems to suggest Orion is also coming out with their EQ8 version.
Not in the market for a new mount but thought it was interesting as I had not read any mention of it in these forums.

Edited by Dave M (08/20/13 08:09 AM)


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jgibson1@emich
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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: CA Stargazer]
      #5924162 - 06/16/13 05:42 PM

Very cool find! If you search the PDF manual there are several references to a"HDX110 EQ-G. I have been keeping an eye on these new mounts and if they continue to show the performance that the early models offer I may be interested. My Atlas EQ-G is borderline over-capacity with my current imaging setup.

Clear Skies,
Jason


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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: jgibson1@emich]
      #5976459 - 07/17/13 05:36 PM

The EQ8 PE curve results starting to come out of Australia are sensational. Very much top-of-the-line mount numbers. It looks like Sky-Watcher's EQ8 (and Orion's version) is going to have a massive impact in the market.

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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: BPO]
      #6035770 - 08/20/13 02:24 AM

So, any of the Orion versions in American hands, yet?

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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: BPO]
      #6035954 - 08/20/13 07:54 AM

Quote:

So, any of the Orion versions in American hands, yet?




No!

But I'm patiently waiting...and plan to be an early adopter

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: BPO]
      #6035997 - 08/20/13 08:32 AM

Quote:

So, any of the Orion versions in American hands, yet?




They haven't even advertised it yet.


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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6038781 - 08/21/13 05:24 PM

There are some very happy Aussie and Kiwi owners of these mounts, so I suspect you'll be pretty happy with one too.

Look on the bright side: By the time Orion begin selling their version, Synta will have ironed out the last minor kinks in the current (v3.35) HC firmware.

Of course, there's always EQMOD...



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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: BPO]
      #6355558 - 02/04/14 01:31 PM

orion its here

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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #6355661 - 02/04/14 02:15 PM

I saw it on their site the other day. Had a price set and it looked as if you could order one. Didn't see any back-order or pre-order texts anywhere.

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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: nmoushon]
      #6355933 - 02/04/14 04:47 PM

This was in the weekly Orion email I got this morning. According to the website it is in stock.

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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: Fimpster]
      #6393460 - 02/24/14 12:17 AM

Has anyone purchased one of these yet? I am very excited about it and would like to buy one but I'd really like to see a good review first.

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Re: ORION HDX110 = Skywatcher EQ8? new [Re: Arringar]
      #6393613 - 02/24/14 03:07 AM

Australia, New Zealand and the UK/Europe have had the EQ8 for quite a while. Check out the IceInSpace and Stargazer's Lounge forums for more info and opinion. there is plenty to choose from.

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