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Looking for a mount similar to Skyview Pro for visual / EAA

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#1 bokemon

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 05:14 AM

Hello folks, 

I have a 115mm refractor that will be used for visual, EAA, and "terrestrial photography" (if I can get the latter to work out well).

The characteristics I am looking for are:

Slip clutches for pushing around

Fine motion control

Can handle up to 15-20 lbs

RA tracking only (no goto needed)

Should be able to crank the altitude to zero so I can use it in an alt-az mode for terrestrial (not sure if the Skyview Pro can do this)

Preferably purchase-able as mount head only, since I already have the tripod from a CEM25p (I hope the base will be compatible)

 

For reference, I already have a CEM 25P, but it doesn't have slip clutches.  If the terrestrial photography part doesn't work out, then I guess this is ok.

I also have a Losmandy G811, but obviously that's too heavy.



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 07:13 AM

Hello folks, 

I have a 115mm refractor that will be used for visual, EAA, and "terrestrial photography" (if I can get the latter to work out well).

The characteristics I am looking for are:

 

RA tracking only (no goto needed)

 

 

Are you sure you don't want GOTO? I do a lot of EAA, and having a non-GOTO mount would make it difficult to get targets on a camera, unless you have a very large sensor camera. 



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 07:25 AM

It's fine - I can plate solve




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