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New mount (for real)

Post by paul16mj » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:53 am

I am still choosing between a few mounts, I do not realy want to use it for astrophotography. Only planetary imaging and stuff

I have created a goto system that still requires a mount.

The current one is a crappy EQ-SKY from bresser, And the slack is horrible.

Ive got my eyes on these: http://www.robtics.nl/product_info.php? ... cts_id=440" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.robtics.nl/product_info.php? ... ts_id=3528" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.robtics.nl/product_info.php? ... ts_id=5886" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Wich one would be the sturdiest? I want a good solid well build mount. And not that mass produced chinese stuff. :jumphappy:
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by DkN » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:51 pm

I would not recommend any of those mounts. The entry level in my opinion is the skywatchers HEQ5 or the celestron VX. I know that is probably 3x as much cost.
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by IOTA » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:46 pm

I agree with Jeff.
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by paul16mj » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:51 pm

Yes but i do not want GO-TO function.
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by Doug » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:41 am

You don't want "GOTO"...got it. What scope are you planning on using? Is this a travel mount for airplane rides or is this a tank mount you haul in your trailer?
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by Doug » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:53 am

paul16mj wrote: Wich one would be the sturdiest? I want a good solid well build mount. And not that mass produced chinese stuff. :jumphappy:
This may fit the description you're talking about. Most everything is "Mass produced Chinese Stuff". Losmandy has one of the best reputations:

http://www.losmandy.com/g-11.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Losmandy G-11 Equatorial Mount with FHD Tripod - G11S

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It's a bit pricey, but, it's "Made in USA". This version has NO GO TO.

Losmandy G-11 Equatorial Mount Highlights:
The Losmandy G-11 Equatorial Mount has a 60 lb weight capacity
Laser engraved latitude scales and setting circles
The Losmandy G11 weighs 92 lb including the 21 lb counterweight
0-68º latitude range
Ships with OPW one-piece worm block on both axes
Tucked motors are streamlined and make transport easier
The G11S includes a dual-axis digital motor drive system
This version of the G11S includes the Losmandy FHD Heavy-Duty Tripod
The Tripod itself weighs 35 lb

Only $2,395.00
The quality I hear is impeccable.
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by Doug » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:59 am

Also check out the GM8, its only $1,695, check out the specs, and see which fits you best. These mounts aren't "Mass Produced"

http://www.losmandy.com/gm8.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by paul16mj » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:18 am

Wow, i was already looking at losmandy stuff.

However this is not realy in my price range, maybe when im older.

Right now i just want a sturdy mount that i can use for a prolounged period and i move around in my car :p

If none of the mounts i posted were good. even for a beginner like me.
Id rather get the NEQ6 straight away.
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Canon 450d EOS (with adapter)
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10mm plösl oculair
6mm Plösl Oculair
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Mannfrotto 290 light camera tripod (very good quality)
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by paul16mj » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:04 am

Soooooo.......... what would be a good option?
Bresser Pollux 150/1400
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Canon 450d EOS (with adapter)
25mm plösl oculair
10mm plösl oculair
6mm Plösl Oculair
Sky-Watcher light pollution filter
Mannfrotto 290 light camera tripod (very good quality)
DSS and Registax

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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by Doug » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:25 am

What scope? Does it have to be motorized? Planetary doesn't require much. If you can live with manual mount, that could be an option too...especially if you're on a budget.
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by paul16mj » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:30 am

Currently i have an 8'' newton reflector.

Later i want to get at least a 200mm reflector. Or maybe the 152mm refractor from explore scientific.

Well... i want to do some astrophotography... like maybe orion or andromeda. NEQ-6 will do fine right?
1500 euro is still a lot for me..
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Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Canon 450d EOS (with adapter)
25mm plösl oculair
10mm plösl oculair
6mm Plösl Oculair
Sky-Watcher light pollution filter
Mannfrotto 290 light camera tripod (very good quality)
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by Doug » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:15 pm

The Newt is probably pushing 20LBS and adding all the accessories...you're probably closer to 30+ LBS. The NEQ6 is the same mount as my Atlas mount. I love my mount. It's been giving be good service for nearly a decade now. I've tried all kinds of scopes on this mount and it handles everything, Up to it's 40LBs payload capacity.

Thew NEWT has more surface area to catch the wind, but, if you don't have wind, and a fast NEWT @ F/3.9...then you'll be able to gather lots of light FAST. I think all NEQ6s have an Autoguider Port. Just make sure your NEQ6 has an autoguider port because you'll need that for DeepSky.

I agree with you! NEQ6 is a fine choice! Yes, it's a little bit more money...but...if you keep it for a decade you'll be glad you spent a little more now. No sense throwing away your money on sub-par mounts.

Good Luck!
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Post by h2opolo » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:28 pm

I use an NEQ6 and love it, I see them on sale at B&H for 1100.00 all the time.
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Re: New mount (for real)

Post by seti_v2 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:26 pm

I use an NEQ6 as well. Bought mine used for $1100. Plenty of beefy after market accessories too for dual saddles, thicker counterweight bars and extensions, etc.

Big plus is a lot of us use the neq6 or Orion Atlas so if you have a question or something seems like a bug we can help out. I am sure someone has already tried everything under the sun with those mounts.
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