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Orion Starseeker IV 2021 Reviews

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#1 anarrowfellow

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:18 AM

I'm thinking about getting an Orion Starseeker IV.

 

Most of reviews/articles/ discussions I can find are older from 2017 2018 etc. A lot are pretty bad reviews.

 

Any recent feedback you can give me on recent purchases or recent experiences before I make a decision?



#2 ItsMeTony

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 01:48 PM

I too, am looking for anyone with updated information on this mount 



#3 photoracer18

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 07:14 PM

There is a clutch fix for the mount that makes it work better.. Early mounts do not have GPS like newer ones, but they do have relative encoders built in so it does not lose goto position if you move it by hand. As long as you limit the mount to 10-12 lbs. payload its fine. I use everything up to my Intes MK67 MCT on it. I also took it off that OEM tripod and put it on a Stellarvue Berger surveying tripod. There is a hidden 1/4-20 threaded hole right in the middle of the mount bottom that is uncovered by taking the tripod off so you can actually mount it on a decent photo tripod also for travel but the tripod must be solid not a cheap aluminum tripod.

 

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I use it as a GnG setup around my house.


Edited by photoracer18, 14 May 2021 - 07:19 PM.



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