Beeko Posted July 18, 2016 Share Posted July 18, 2016 Hi All, First time poster on this site. I'm based in the UK but usual use the Cloudy Night forum. I have a few questions about the Avalon Linear mount and they suggested this as a better forum for answers as we have more users in the UK, so here goes. I've been narrowing down a mount search in recent months and think the linear has taken the number one spot, overtaking the cem60 as the better mount with better build quality and greater reliability. I absolutely love my polemaster and after polar alignment issues prior to owning this wonderful bit of kit, I would now never be without it. Is there a way to attach this to the linear - is a proper bracket in development? How portable is the scope? I don't do a lot of traditional observing these days but would like the option to join my society in their star gazing evenings. Setup - the stargo controller seems lacking in features. How easy is it to setup in the real world? This is a big one for me - I want to be imaging within 30mins of initial setup (from scratch). What is the procedure? I'm coming from a Celestron handset experience. T110 mount - a good combination? I have an edge 8, will the supplied counter weight be enough once typical imaging gear is attached? Does the mount come with a carry case of any sort? Best to wait till astrofest next year to find a deal or will this not exist? Sorry, I'm aware that there are a lot of questions but if I'm spending this kind of money on a mount, I want to get it right. Anyone live near Hertfordshire with a linear where I can visit? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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