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Equitorial Mount For My Scope?

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Posted by Mike vG on October 12, 2000 17:35:16 UTC


I recently aquired a meade DS127EC for a VERY good price. However after using it a couple of times I see why. The electronic mount that it has is very unstable, making it hard to see anything clearly. The mount is so bad that I can hardly get high-power views of the moon without it shaking so much that I can`t see anything. Even a moderate breeze or using the motor drives causes such a vibration that nothing is visible. The optics of the scope seem to be adequate for my needs though. My question is: is there a decent quality equitorial mount that I can get for this scope that`s in a resonable price range (~$300), or should I just pass on the scope and get a better one to begin with.

TIA,
Mike

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