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#2426 Jond105

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

Would anybody here ever recommend the virtuoso 90mm mak from Sky-Watcher. I know it’s essentially the same as the C90, but the mount for tracking and now with the toggle has me extremely intrigued to try one out for ease of use. 



#2427 Jaimo!

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:26 PM

Jon, 

I like you thinking, but I have never even heard of the Virtuoso mount...  And I moderate the Mounts forum.  I have been considering a small travel, go-to mount; and like everybody else on this forum, I'm going to recommend a more expensive alternative.  I have my eye on the Skywatcher AZ GTi, and while it is significantly more expensive I feel it has a significantly more upside, as the attached thread has many happy users and can support up to a 100mm f/7 refractor.  Plus it has a tripod and is controlled my your mobile phone.  My friend picked one up at NEAF and he is very happy, although I have yet to see it in action.  Food for thought...

 

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:49 PM

Bill, 

I have bought a few of these packages for myself and friends, hard to find a better deal.

 

The C90 is my current scope as I broke my hand last week...  it is small and lightweight, I can take my scope, mount and tripod out with one hand.

 

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In reality, I should go out a buy a new scope as the clouds should not be bothering me for 4 to 6 weeks...



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:39 PM

Here you guys go!

 

Link to larger Astrobin version ;-) 

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#2430 Jim1804

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:59 PM

Here you guys go!

Link to larger Astrobin version ;-)


Great shot! What’s your setup?

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

4 Craterlets in Plato!

 

Very nice Shot - Well done.

 

Regards

 

Andy.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:55 PM

Great shot! What’s your setup?

Thanks! Camera: ASI120MC-S (color)OTA: Celestron C90Mount: Celestron AVXSoftware: Firecapture, Autostakkert!, Photoshop CC


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:58 PM

4 Craterlets in Plato!

 

Very nice Shot - Well done.

 

Regards

 

Andy.

Thanks!



#2434 Adun

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:58 PM

Would anybody here ever recommend the virtuoso 90mm mak from Sky-Watcher. I know it’s essentially the same as the C90, but the mount for tracking and now with the toggle has me extremely intrigued to try one out for ease of use. 

 

I have that mount (mine is the Orion Autotracker version). With a DIY adapter it can use Skywatcher's app as a hand controller (it becomes a go-to mount).

 

However, I don't use this mount with my C90. The idea is just not appealing from an ergonomics perspective. I only use it for EAA.


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