Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Mounts

Pages: 1

Reged: 08/13/13

Comet hunter mount suggestions? new
      #6041003 - 08/22/13 11:30 PM

I am already in for a GEM one day, yet I want a more portable mount and I was wondering what the most lightweight mount i could use would be, possibly the Porta II or the Twilight II, or something else... The hunter is 15.4 lbs, let me know what youall think about those mounts, i also want to use the mount i buy for a polarie, with camera mounted on it.

Thanks again!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  

Reged: 08/13/13

Re: Comet hunter mount suggestions? new [Re: Theoid]
      #6041007 - 08/22/13 11:31 PM

Also, i want the most intuitive mount obviously...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  

Reged: 02/02/13

Re: Comet hunter mount suggestions? [Re: Theoid]
      #6042554 - 08/23/13 09:47 PM

For visual observing, any of the mounts with a 30 pound capacity would be sufficient. If you want to use it for photography, you need to go up a step in strength to an Atlas, CGEM or iEQ45. Buying used would save you considerable money. The one mount I wouldn't buy used is the iEQ45. iOptron has been improving it rapidly which means that you want the latest version.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1

Extra information
23 registered and 35 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Dave M, richard7, bilgebay 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 154

Jump to

CN Forums Home

Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics