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What's on your GT/SLT/inexpensive_goto_mount?

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#1 dmgriff

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:35 PM

What is on your Nexstar GT, SLT, Meade fork arm, cube, az, other light weight computerized goto mount?
 
 
Here is mine.
 
A NexStar GT/tripod from the old Celestron closeout. I have a backup mount (no tripod) and controller in case this one goes south. I replaced the battery pack with a ebay lithium.
 
Works well with the four otas shown below....
 
 
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A generic ST80 (from ScopeStuff)
 
 
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C80ED
 
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Tasco Luminova 114mm f/8 (e-scopes primary)

 

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AWB OneSky 130mm f/5 (finally ordered a Synta shoe to putty tape to the ota at balance point for a raci, not shown)

 

 

Versatile little mount.

 

 

What is yours?

 

 

Good viewing,

 

Dave


Edited by dmgriff, 05 December 2019 - 12:46 PM.


#2 Aaron Small

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:08 PM

I use my SLT for my PST and for just the DSLR lenses.  Works like a champ.



#3 SDTopensied

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:01 PM

No pictures, but...

 

I've used a...

 

6" SCT

80 mm triplet refractor

102 mm doublet

5" Netwonian

Coronado Solarmax 40

 

It's a great little mount that keeps going, going, and going.

 

-Steve



#4 PNW

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:07 PM

I picked up a used SLT for my Infinity 102. Works like a champ for Grab-N-Go.



#5 garyhawkins

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:07 PM

Secondhand Celestron AVX, AR102 and 60D DSLR for EAA.  Work's pretty well.



#6 Jeff Lee

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:14 PM

I've used a C5 (sold), and now a ST80 and USA made C90. Great mount for EAA.



#7 Don W

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:31 PM

C-5, Vixen 80ED, Lunt 60, C-6, Astrotech 72.........etc. I use several of them for Solar outreach too.




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