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    Default Looking for a mount



    I have my cameras and lenses (D300, D2x, Nikor 70-200 ED VR, Sigma 150-500)
    I also have a Meade 6000 ED APO 80mm.

    The question is I want to mount the scope for deep space. I was thinking EQ6 pro?
    but I also like the idea of the Meade LX80 but is it up to the task?

    I was also thinking of putting a bigger OTA on it as well as the small refractor any views?

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    Default Re: Looking for a mount

    Can't comment on the Meade as I haven't used one but the EQ6 Pro will handle your current hardware with ease. Mine is carrying the Lunt 102mm ED, a Skywatcher 80mm f5, two DSLR cameras and a guidescope and not blinking an eyelid. Just make sure that your mounting platform setup is strong and rigid so nothing flexes.
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    Default Re: Looking for a mount

    I second the NEQ6 Pro, stay away from the LX80 it is a lemmon for AP.
    This used to be a great place to hang out but now it is not safe here anymore.

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    Default Re: Looking for a mount

    Third vote here for the NEQ6 Pro. Haven't heard anything good about the LX80.
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    Default Re: Looking for a mount

    I'd love and NEQ6pro - it's a wonderful low cost accurate mount with a great capacity
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    Default Re: Looking for a mount

    Thanks all for your input, it is as I thought. I will look at the deals on and maybe get the 300PDS reflector and mount as a package.

 

 

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