Hi, I have had this new mount for a couple of weeks, I had first light a week ago and the images were very nice, better than anticipated, I am downsizing from the C-6R the 150mm Yard Cannon, which was mounted on a CGEM.
I am having issues with the tripod, it's not at stiff as I would want, I would like to find a set of nice wooden legs, as opposed to metal, would like to keep down the weight, I have seen the articles about building a set, I just don't know if my carpentry skills are up to the challenge.
Also, the mechanism attaching the scope to the mount is starting to get a little loosey goosey, if I had tap and die sets, I might be able to manage, but I foresee failure down the road.
My plan is visual, the scope is a C-102, F/10, weighs 11 lbs?
It balances real nice, mount is smooth.
I have purchased the Orion single axis RA drive, and have ordered the polar scope for a cg-4.
This is a Synta clone of the CG-4?
Let's say, I wanted to upgrade the connection system, I would need a saddle, dovetails and rings?
I have a set of rings on the C6-R and they do not fall out like the ones on the C-102.
Let's suppose, I wanted to go up to a F/15 4" scope, what difference would it be for the saddle, dovetails and rings ?
Please ignore the white dust in the pics, my tarp is shedding, new tarp today...lol
Also, thoughts on an upgrade-able focuser, this is going to be my last setup, this is my grab and go, I would like to keep it simple and light.
Thanks for any help,