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About msacco

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  1. Yeah of course that's only for the RA, the CEM70 seems to have the same thread as the CEM60:
  2. For the RA 3rd axis I've purchased the following solution from aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000126672182.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.40724c4dLwA0qY I'm thinking of getting the ADM one but I just want to end up buying it and then realizing that the counterweight is too heavy. I think I only have my guidescope and guide camera that needs to be counterweighted.
  3. I could bolt it onto the dovetail, but I'd prefer using a losmandy clamp so I'll have more flexibility. The C8 has various configurations(Full focal length, reducer, and hyperstar which is probably not an issue), so the flexibility is something I'd like to keep. Do you have any suggestions regarding the weights I should get though? Thanks
  4. Thanks for the comment, I think you're always the first one to reply to me ^^ I did saw this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32812542281.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.71911bf6PIJIqP&algo_pvid=35ee2d49-6578-46ab-af17-619baf642094&algo_expid=35ee2d49-6578-46ab-af17-619baf642094-9&btsid=0ab50f0815983511784426269e6228&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ I could get 4 pieces of 100g for a rather fine price. The thing that really confuses me though, here are the 2 products I'm trying to replicate: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adm-counterweight-kits/adm-dovetail-counterweight-kit-d-series.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adm-counterweight-kits/adm-dovetail-side-mounting-counterweight-kit-d-series.html Both of them comes with a 3.5lb (1.5KG) weights. That sounds A LOT. If I were to get it would that just be too much weight? It really confuses me. Thanks
  5. Hey, I'm imaging with Celestron C8 Edge HD on an iOptron CEM70 mount, since this mount is as smooth as butter, I now also need to balance my third axises, for the RA axis I've purchased a ready solution from aliexpress so it's not expensive. I still have 2 more things I need to take care of, the first is the DEC 3rd axis and the second is actual DEC balance, since in full focal length the scope is extremely back heavy and I just can't get it to balance at all even at the most front point, so I need a counterweight for that as well. The ready solutions for these 2 are very expensive for me(especially because of shipping), so I thought of just getting counterweights and take care of the rest myself, I could get the matching bolts/rods and 3D print the losmandy dovetail clamp. The only question now is what counterweights should I get. I could either get 0.5KG, 0.8KG, 1KG or 1.5KG. The thing is, especially for the DEC 3rd axis too much weight might be too much, so that's what worries me here. I only have a guiding scope + guiding camera for the DEC 3rd axis, so there's not much weight that needs to be balanced, most of the advertised such products seems to be using 1KG though. That seems a bit too much for me, but idk...Maybe I'm missing something. Is there anyone who could share some ideas on which counterweight should roughly match my needs? My gear: ZWO ASI071MC pro(weights 640g) SVBONY 60mm guidescope(weights 789.250724g) ZWO ASI224MC pro(weight 100g) My backfocus at full focal length for example is 133.35mm, so that puts the ASI071 quite far and very back heavy. Also, for the DEC 3rd axis, I could probably put the weight near or far from the center, so I'd say that a small counterweight could probably be accounted for "more weight" if that makes sense. Thanks for the help and suggestions
  6. I see, hope it would work well enough for me
  7. Oh interesting...And does this cheap mount really works well enough for you? I thought of getting some similar Zomei tripod, but many friends of mine told me that's it's not good etc. Even though I'm not sure they tried it or not, and many people always say chinese stuff is bad, I usually end up getting something good enough for a really good price. I did skip the Zomei this time and went for the INNOREL, as it looked a bit higher quality and found some good reviews, but yeah I think the Zomei mounts looks really good as well. As for sky tracker, I'm thinking of a DIY 3D build
  8. Thanks for the comment, I actually already purchased the INNOREL RT70C as it looks like it should be good enough for my needs, it also comes with an INNOREL B44 ball head which looks pretty good... What is the exact tripod you're using?
  9. Yeah, I think I'm gonna do it, I'll surely give an update how it goes if that happens
  10. Yeah that indeed looks pretty good. But it's kinda heavy, I think that currently the INNOREL RT70C would be a better fit for me. Thanks!
  11. That's an interesting tripod...Looks pretty good actually. Shipping is quite expensive though. Total price including shipping is $130, I think the INNOREL RT70C might be a better value for the money by it being ligher than that, what do you think? I can't find any payload specs for it.
  12. Ok, afte seeing some reviews, I think I'm gonna go with this one: https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Carbon-Digital-tripode-Suitable/dp/B07HH442G7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=innorel+rt70c&qid=1596986806&sr=8-1 Does anyone knows anything about it? Good/bad things? Thanks
  13. Is INNOREL a good brand? I've seen the following carbon fiber tripod: https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Carbon-Digital-tripode-Suitable/dp/B07HD6V5HH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=innorel+Rt55c&qid=1596972395&sr=8-1
  14. I live in Israel, so besides rather high prices, there is not a lot of 2nd hand market here, my options are usually either buying from ebay/aliexpress, or just paying a lot more on shipping as well. I guess I'll just wait for a good deal I know it's probably gonna be a no, but someone told me that Zomei tripods with a good ball head could be good enough, something like this for example: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32821836880.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.57dd5227F8bDjf&algo_pvid=8ea86e1d-4731-4f1d-853b-41e7408e5ad7&algo_expid=8ea86e1d-4731-4f1d-853b-41e7408e5ad7-0&btsid=0b0a0ad815969104335988586e1bc0&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ What do you think? Thanks.
  15. Well I'm not in a hurry at all honestly, I don't even have anything else yet so it doesn't matter to me much. What is the retail price for you? For me it's around £225. I don't know if I'll be able to find for such a good price ^^
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