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Hairy Gazer

A mount for EvoStar

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I have decided to buy a Evostar 150ED but i'm not so keen on the standard EQ5 mount that sometimes comes it. So I wondering if anybody knows  a good Alt Azimuth that will hold an Evo 150?

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Are you getting the Evostar 150 F/8 or the Evostar 150ED F/8 ?

I'm asking because the non-ED version is supplied with the EQ5 mount, sometimes, but the 150ED is supplied as a bare tube assembly only.

The Skytee II will hold either of them. I have been using the Giro Ercole mount to hold the 150ED(s) that I have been testing recently. Neither mount would be as steady as the AZEQ6 that Mark links to above and neither have GOTO or a drive system. They do hold the scopes well enough for visual observing, as long as they are on a good solid tripod.

I agree that the EQ5 is a bit on the lightside for these scopes in stock form, but, again, change the tripod and it does do a reasonable job, for visual.

 

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I was thinking about the AZ4 Alt Az with steel tripod, but not sure whether it would hold the weight of the Evo

 

 

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I'm going for the Evostar 150 F/8. I'll take a look at the Skytee II, as that sounds more like what I'm after, I don't really want a Goto or a drive system. 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Hairy Gazer said:

I was thinking about the AZ4 Alt Az with steel tripod, but not sure whether it would hold the weight of the Evo

 

 

I'm afraid not. The AZ-4 is decent with short, light scopes but is not enough for even my ED120 let alone an F/8 150 (ED or otherwise). 6 inch F/8 refractors are a lot larger and heavier than 120mm F/7.5's:

 

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