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    Default Exos-2 Go To, mount question.



    Can you handle the mount manually if it is equipped with the engines? I mean with little effort,so you dont ned to break your arms or tripod?
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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    There are no manual controls on the mount it appears. You could loosen the clutches and move the scope around by hand, but finding things with no slow motion controls would be difficult. If the scope is balanced, moving it by hand would be almost effortless. I don't think I would be very interested in this mount.

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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    +1 on Ozman's comment. Looks like ES's version of the GP-5/LXD-75. Manual movement is only accomplished by disengaging the clutches. Once moved in that way any star/sky alignment is lost and a new alignment must be performed. As long as the power is applied it can be moved and then the drives can be employed for fine positioning. I've used mine (LXD-75) this way on many occasions.

    As Ozman stated, once properly balanced, manual positioning is nearly effortless.

    I would recommend a newer design if you are seeking to acquire a mount, if your budget permits.
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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    Pay no attention to me. I've obviously gone brain dead. Different mount.
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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    There the manual screw on knob version off the mount,,,And theres the go to mount,very god if you cant afford the go to mount ASAP,In that case you can start with the manual screw version mount.and then update with engines and numberpad for Go to use.
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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    OK I wasn't so far off. Don't think the Slo-Mo knobs will stay if you upgrade to the drives, so like I said, if you move manually you will lose alignment but the equatorial tracking will still work then fine positioning is done with the keypad. This is what I usually do for easy to find targets like the moon, planets, easy to find DSOs, etc. and I don't intend to use GOTO later.
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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    It's pretty much a clone of the LXD-75.

    If you get the motors for the manual mount, these will replace the slo-mo cables.

    Only thing I don't like about the manual version is when using a long scope, the slo-mo cables are out of reach, especially west of the meridian. Makes star hopping a bit tedious.
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    Default Re: Exos-2 Go To, mount question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    It's pretty much a clone of the LXD-75.

    If you get the motors for the manual mount, these will replace the slo-mo cables.

    Only thing I don't like about the manual version is when using a long scope, the slo-mo cables are out of reach, especially west of the meridian. Makes star hopping a bit tedious.
    LOL you have a flair for understatement on the tedious. Then again you are in no way short like some of the rest of us Being tall also has some disadvantages......

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