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Posted 20 March 2004 - 06:22 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 07:53 PM
Posted 21 March 2004 - 12:18 AM
Sorry. Live and learn.
I was just asking about getting a Celestron GPS 8 or the Advanced Series 8 SCT. I love Go-To from my NexStar 5, but want portability because of a shoulder replacement two years ago - can't lift a lot. yet I want to do astro-photo (i have the cameras) at some point, not too serious but still (I just like things with lenses - cameras, , -scopes, tele- and micro-). It's an old question around here I bet.
Posted 21 March 2004 - 08:17 AM
Posted 21 March 2004 - 12:27 PM
Posted 21 March 2004 - 03:19 PM
BTW: With the new EQ mount on the Advanced (yes I have read the review here and the thread in these forums), if I balance it it and get it set up okay, can I then just slide the OTA off, take the mount off the tripod and then just put them back quickly if I need to (need to run out and look at something), or do I have to do the ritual all over again? I am new to EQ mounts that's for sure.
Posted 21 March 2004 - 03:28 PM
As to balancing the 8i, you can get something called Ray's Brackets that allow you to slide the 8" OTA forward and back for balancing. It also gives you the ability to remove the OTA from the mount and replace it with other OTA's such as your 5".
Posted 21 March 2004 - 04:28 PM
BTW: That N8 GPs draws me because I just love beautiful instruments and that thing is gorgeous.
Posted 21 March 2004 - 04:33 PM
But I was looking at those brackets. If I got one for the N5 could I mount it on the EQ mount in the advanced series? Does it work as a dovetail that is?
Posted 21 March 2004 - 05:10 PM