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    Default are there many on here using the skywatcher star adverturer mount



    seen a few images from people using these and they seem like a nice little unit and a great way to get into AP so i could learn the processing side of things without a massive outlay, plus they are supposed to handle a little 70ED refractor too
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    Default Re: are there many on here using the skywatcher star adverturer mount

    Hi jasongtr.
    I bought a Sky Adventurer mini mount, but I used it once and due to problems in the equipment,I returned it. I then bought a Vixen polarie, 2nd hand from Ebay.

    I think if you want to use it for an ED70 refractor, you will need counterweights and the extra kit, which will push up the cost.The advantage of the Sky adventurer is in mobility, you want to go up a mountain without carrying a heavy Equatorial mount !!

    In terms of cost, there is not a huge difference in cost between mobile mounts and basic EQ mounts, unless you want adding counterweights and additional equipment.

    The Vixen polarie is good for widefield lenses. I have adapted it and I think it can handle heavier gear now..
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    Default Re: are there many on here using the skywatcher star adverturer mount

    thanks, i tossing it up in my head between getting a mini mount like the sky watcher or ill even look at what you have or even bite the bullit and just get an eq6 pro which of course i can fit anything from a dslr to my 200p and above for AP

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    Default Re: are there many on here using the skywatcher star adverturer mount

    Hi Jasongtr,
    You can learn AP, from a basic fixed tripod and a camera.Nothing fancy. Just learning. See www.grelf.net for ideas.
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