Hi I have a Vixen VMC200L and set of Binoviewers,Zeiss, decieding on Ex.SCI Twilight II or Losmandy AZ8 also trying to decide what the 2nd scope should be. I do not plan on doing photography or perhaps some minor stuff with a Smartphone adapter which I have. I Want a good setup for some club events and would like the binos on one and mono view on the other. Any suggestions? Refractor or other reflector , Thanks
Duel setup planned
Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:22 AM
Is this 2 mounts set up side by side or one mount with 2 bits on it, assume on either side.
If 2 seperate mounts then you will be kept reasonably busy maintaining each, if 1 mount and 2 scopes I would avoid it. Too easy for one person to move the scope a little and then that throws both off. Especially if you use binoviewers as in general use of binoculars you grasp the eyepiece end and bring that to your eyes. Thinking people could well do the same.
Nice maybe to show a dual scopes on a mount but I would not do it at outreach. The old saying is keep it simple.
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:46 AM
perhaps do one or the other on outreach nights and for my personal viewing do both! still I wonder what type I should be looking at Deeper sky for the mono or wider view with refractor
Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:44 AM
Here is my duel seesaw mount,.The scope is a Celestron 102 f/6.5 sold as an AZ kit.,I didn't like the mount but find the tripod usable.,the bino is Celestron 15x70 cheapies but pretty good.,
This is a fun stable rig to drive.,about $60 in pipe and weights and a little yankee diy.,good luck with your choice.,
The second pic shows how the mount can move the scope or bino down to the observer.,
Edit.,lol.,.I just saw you were talking about "binoviewers".,cheers.,
Edited by clearwaterdave, 05 August 2019 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:54 AM
Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:59 AM
I've got two Meade ETX scopes with bad drives and I'm thinking about deforking both, one is a 90, the other 125, getting rings and Vixen mounts and putting them on something like iOptron's AZ Mount Pro (the Cube Pro wouldn't support the weight of both these OTAs). My purpose in doing this would be primarily for outreach, with the 90 dedicated to a wide view and the 125 to close up.