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azure1961p
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What's a nice GOTO mount for a 70mm frac?
      #6128086 - 10/09/13 11:18 PM

No AP here just reliable GOTO, decent tracking fairly solid. Payload is about 5 lbs.

Thanks in advance.

Pete


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ourobouros2k2
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Re: What's a nice GOTO mount for a 70mm frac? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6128167 - 10/10/13 12:00 AM

I like my iOptron smartEQ. Has either a 40mm PST or 80mm ST80 on it, works like a charm. Lightweight, can haul the mount, tripod, and payload outside with one hand. Can't beat that.

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Mkofski
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Re: What's a nice GOTO mount for a 70mm frac? new [Re: ourobouros2k2]
      #6128212 - 10/10/13 12:29 AM

The iOptron Smart EQ Pro would be a nice mount for your OTA if it's not to long. What is the focal length? I have an iOptron zEQ 25 that would also be great at about twice the price of the Smart EQ. Have to use 2 hands to carry the z25...

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Re: What's a nice GOTO mount for a 70mm frac? new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6128615 - 10/10/13 09:25 AM

I've seen used CG5-GTs for under $500. You have a good mount with way more capacity than you currently need, but that gives you a lot of diversity in your choice of OTAs.

David


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Starhawk
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Re: What's a nice GOTO mount for a 70mm frac? new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #6129038 - 10/10/13 12:51 PM

Heck, you could get one of the $179 Costco NexStar 90GT GOTO scopes for this year and have that capability and a 90mm OTA thrown in for free.

-Rich


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