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Burgess 102mm mount Options

Started by Peter10, 11/11/2003 08:12AM
Posted 11/11/2003 08:12AM Opening Post
Assuming that I receive my telescope before I die, can we toss around some mounting options that are likely to work well with this scope. I guess that I will go for polar mounting so that I can do some imaging. Does anyone have a few recommendations on reasonably priced (whatever that means) mounts?
Posted 11/11/2003 11:12AM #1
I guess it depends on what you want...

if you want a really quick grab and go then Bill has a nice graphite tripod that will work great with the 102..

Others were going with the cg5 that anacortes had on for 249.00

Mark Visser
Posted 11/11/2003 11:15AM #2
Peter,

The Apogee HD is probably the best deal right now on Chinese mounts at $159. I just bought a used set of dual drives for it for $80. It's as good as any of the GP clones.

Tom
Posted 11/11/2003 05:48PM #3
I have an EQ-3 that ought to handle a 102 F6. It was marginal with the 120mm F8.3 Orion refractor but if I keep it low it should be OK. I would really like to use it ALT-AZ, I have a Bogen 3051 Tripod that could handle it but I don't have a head that will hand the weight and be stable at higher powers.

Jon