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Solarmax 60 Advice

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#1 Guardian



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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:58 AM

Hello Guys

I have recently joined the forum as I have purchased a Solarmax 60. Needless to say, I am staggered with the performance of this little telescope. Hopefully, I will get many years of enjoyment from it. It complements my other scopes too.

My question refers to an appropriate telescope tripod and necessary mountings I will need for this. I have a photographic tripod, but this has to be seen as a temporary measure, as I have to continually re-allign the sun due to the earth's movement. thus, I would really appriciate some advice regarding what sort of EQ tripod, mounting rings, mounting plate etc. to get to safely support the telescope and track the sun.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:05 PM

Hi Steve,

I use an LXD75 mount which works very well with my Solarmax60.


#3 Philip Pugh

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:01 AM

If you have a large (night time) telescope you can "piggy back" your Solarmax 40 onto it. However, don't try it with a small telescope on an EQ1. This works for the PST and Solarmax 40 but not the 60.

Great telescope, BTW.

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