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 Post subject: Orion Mini EQ Mount
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:35 am 
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Hi Guys,

I'm looking to buy a tracking mount now I'm getting a little more involved in astrophotography. Does anyone have experience of the Orion Mini EQ Mount found HERE. I was going to buy it with THIS guide but in reading the blurb it appears to already have this, is this right? EDIT - I miss read the blurb and it says include the tracking mount......

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No experience of it, but the inclusion (or not) of the motor does seem confusing and worth clarifying with the sellers.

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I popo, I just edited my post and it was worded funny. It says Include the motor and controller to track celestial objects automatically but I will check with the seller.

Thanks for the response :-)

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I have one and have never used it. I bought the Astrotrac 320 which although quite a bit more expensive has a polar alignment scope to allow easy polar alignment (the EQ doesn't). I have used the Astrotrac with a Canon 40D and it performs flawlessly.
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Thanks for the input Greg, much appreciated :-)

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