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EQM35 Pro + Esprit 80mm??


gazza
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Hi,

wondering if anybody has tried the Esprit 80mm or similar scope with an EQM35 mount. I'm looking for the lightest possible AP capable mount for my Esprit to use as a portable rig when I visit friends in the country - who have magnificent dark skies. The Esprit is a chunky scope at 4.1 kg sans camera etc....

I should add that I need the light weight as I am 70 yo and have a form of heart failure so need it to be as light as possible. An HEQ5 is too heavy.....

TIA

Gary

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On 21/09/2021 at 02:41, gazza said:

Hi,

wondering if anybody has tried the Esprit 80mm or similar scope with an EQM35 mount. I'm looking for the lightest possible AP capable mount for my Esprit to use as a portable rig when I visit friends in the country - who have magnificent dark skies. The Esprit is a chunky scope at 4.1 kg sans camera etc....

I should add that I need the light weight as I am 70 yo and have a form of heart failure so need it to be as light as possible. An HEQ5 is too heavy.....

TIA

Gary

What about ioptron , abit more expensive than the skywatcher  but probably lighter in the cem format..

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/ioptron-mounts/ioptron-cem26-center-balanced-equatorial-goto-mount.html

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