Jump to content

New Mount


Scopeman
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

Got a new mount coming next week, I am waiting for a EQ6 Pro from RVO for the Mak 180. Just installed Ascom, that was a nightmare, also EQMod to control the mount eventually.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, Scopeman said:

Hi,

 

Got a new mount coming next week, I am waiting for a EQ6 Pro from RVO for the Mak 180. Just installed Ascom, that was a nightmare, also EQMod to control the mount eventually.

EQ6 is a great mount. I have had mine for 15 years, and it's still going strong. It throws my 300mm Newt around like it was a 60mm refractor. Surprised you had problems with Ascom, installing that is usually a painless operation.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/9/2021 at 8:33 AM, AstronomyUkraine said:

EQ6 is a great mount. I have had mine for 15 years, and it's still going strong. It throws my 300mm Newt around like it was a 60mm refractor. Surprised you had problems with Ascom, installing that is usually a painless operation.

Finally got it sorted on the Ascom front, the new EQ6R Pro is due in the next few days too!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
On 7/9/2021 at 8:33 AM, AstronomyUkraine said:

EQ6 is a great mount. I have had mine for 15 years, and it's still going strong. It throws my 300mm Newt around like it was a 60mm refractor. Surprised you had problems with Ascom, installing that is usually a painless operation.

Yes indeed, I had the NEQ6 Pro before this one, just wanted the quieter more accurate belt driven version.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, Scopeman said:

Yes indeed, I had the NEQ6 Pro before this one, just wanted the quieter more accurate belt driven version.

I did the belt upgrade on my EQ6, as well as replace all the cheap bearings. On a good night of seeing it guides between .4 and .5 RMS.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

Yep I belt modded and swapped all bearings for skf ones on my 10 year old neq6 last year, it’s like a new mount again now guiding has Improved dramatically, also fitted the rail kit now that is brilliant! Polar alignment is a piece of cake now, no more bendy bolt syndrome. Recently done away with the handset and gone over to eq mod and Nina just waiting for my first session of the season to see how it all goes 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, Craig a said:

Yep I belt modded and swapped all bearings for skf ones on my 10 year old neq6 last year, it’s like a new mount again now guiding has Improved dramatically, also fitted the rail kit now that is brilliant! Polar alignment is a piece of cake now, no more bendy bolt syndrome. Recently done away with the handset and gone over to eq mod and Nina just waiting for my first session of the season to see how it all goes 

I did the rail kit mod, as well as the RA backlash worm mount upgrade from Rowan Astronomy.

 

https://www.rowanastronomy.com/productsa5.htm

 

 

Edited by AstronomyUkraine
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...