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Tele-Optic Ercole-Mini

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I sold my SkyTee-2 this week after realising that I reach for the Ercole 99% of the time. I decided to look for a lighter mount for my smaller scopes and noticed that Tele-Optic now do an "Ercole-Mini"...




One of these is now on its way to me from Teleskop-Express and I would be interested to know if anyone has had any good or bad experiences of it?

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Not used one myself but I have been thinking about one for a while as a travel mount for the caravan. I believe they are excellent for smaller set-ups. I love my Giro III

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Unfortunately, someone on the forum keeps tempting me with other things..............

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The Ercole Mini arrived today - yet another engineering marvel and thing of beauty from Tele-Optic :smile:

Here it is standing next to its big brother and an Astro-standard-measure...




The clamps are still on order so I have not yet tried it but it has a quality feel about it and I'm sure it will easily handle the specified payload.

Will report back soon...


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Damn !!

 Really shows how big n hefty the original Ercole actually is.

I've just had a look on their website and whilst called an Ercole 'Mini', it's anything but! A rather impressive payload capacity.


If I were to invest in a good sized alt/az mount, It would be one of these, I reckon. Looking forward to your impression of your new mini beast.


Clear skies !


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