Suitable mount question?

6 years 11 months ago #96579 by John_Walshe
Suitable mount question? was created by John_Walshe
Hi Folks,
One of the CAC clubmembers asked me to suggest a suitable "grab'n'go" mount for a 6" A&E APO refractor (I know - some scope for GnG). He wants to use this for star-party/club observing sessions.

All suggestions welcome.

John

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6 years 11 months ago #96580 by CarlightExpress
Replied by CarlightExpress on topic Suitable mount question?
I think the weight of the scope is not in his favour for a GnG mount

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6 years 11 months ago #96582 by John_Walshe
Replied by John_Walshe on topic Suitable mount question?
Yes it is quite heavy. I was thinking that maybe an eq6 or something might be applicable. Does that qualify as GnG I wonder?

Now he doesn't have to have goto so maybe one of those T-mount units - I can't think of the mfg at the moment - they are red in colour.

John

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6 years 11 months ago #96583 by lunartic
Replied by lunartic on topic Suitable mount question?
A lot depends on your budget, are you looking for a GoTo or an Alt-az?

Aubrey has a 6" Apo that he mounts on a Berlebach tripod and mount system that is rock solid and quick to set up, it's very popular down at the Sandymount public access nights.

You might also consider the Universal Astronomics Unistar Heavy Deluxe rated for 30 lbs.

Paul

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