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New Mount

Post by Ken_nneth » Wed May 30, 2018 12:07 am

Wanting to purchase a premium mount I sold my AZ-EQ6 but unforeseen expenses made that impossible so what to do. I decide on a iOptron CEM60 which I think will be an upgrade on what I had. Also got the adapter to mount on my pier in my “Mini” observatory. At this time of year in Norway the skies are very light and impossible to see any stars, so I’ll have to set up and test in my garage. Just hoping I haven’t done something stupid, a lot of different opinions about this mount and the “Magnetic” coupling of the gears. But I decided to listen to people who own the mount and not the ones with different mounts that had other ideas about what could go wrong. You can ruin any mount if you don’t use it correctly. Looking forward to trying it under guiding as my guiding with the AZ-EQ wasn’t great. Liked the PE test report that was in the box. I’ll come back with more info on how I’m doing when the sky darkens.
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Re: New Mount

Post by gardenfish » Wed May 30, 2018 4:35 am

I have skewed around in the living room once and have my CEM60 finally permanently mounted on my pier in the roll off roof and last weekend I put the TSA120/QSI6120 combo on and skewed around a bit. It was flawless when skewing. I had the mount a little far to the west so I could not see polaris at park. I have moved the pier extender around a bit so I should now be able to see polaris and this weekend see how it tracks.

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Enjoy yours :clearsky:
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CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

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CEM60 out side pier


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