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#1 HSTeach

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:47 AM

Hello,

I am looking for a smaller/portable mount versus my current Evolution 8" mount . I want it to be compatible with the ASIair pro and still be able to hold the 8" SCT or a smaller f/6 refractor. I am ok with Alt/Az but it could be a Eq mount. Any suggestions? I'd like to keep it under a grand ($1k) if possible. I am doing EAA and not really interested in Astrophotography. Just like to be more portable as i live in a apartment. I'd like to swap out the f/6 refractor and 8" SCT periodically.

Thanks, Phil



#2 Hesiod

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 11:07 AM

Well, it is truly hard to find something more portable than the EVO while retaining goto for less than 1000.

The only thing I can think of it is the SE, but personally judge the gain too marginal compared to the downsides for this to be worth the replacement.

 

If it is the tripod to bother you the most may try to replace just this piece, but do not think would be easy




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