SolarQuest review

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by Ronnie_Clayton » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:03 am

Great Review Pedro!

One question, is it possible use this mount in equatorial mod? (like the SkyWatcher AZ GTi)?

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by pedro » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:09 pm

HI Ronnie

No, you can use it only in azimuthal mode. It works only for solar observation

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by Ronnie_Clayton » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:57 pm

Thanks for your explanations Pedro :D

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by skyhawk » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:24 pm

Great review, ordered


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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by skyhawk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:46 am

Just bought, HATE the terrible flimsy tripod not safe for an expensive kit so changed for EQ5 legs from Ebay

Thanks for the SUPERB review it was that, that sold me

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Just for info, if I ever come over as "blunt" or upset it is not intentional, I am AUTISTIC, I have Aspergers, and ADHD, Autism, so my apologies if I ever sound, unintentionally confrontational. Thank you

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by skyhawk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:48 am

Ronnie_Clayton wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:03 am
Great Review Pedro!

One question, is it possible use this mount in equatorial mod? (like the SkyWatcher AZ GTi)?

Um grande abraço!

Ronnie
No ? it is a Solar mount ?


Just for info, if I ever come over as "blunt" or upset it is not intentional, I am AUTISTIC, I have Aspergers, and ADHD, Autism, so my apologies if I ever sound, unintentionally confrontational. Thank you

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by skyhawk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:50 am

Any idea whet it means when the RED and GREEN LED's flash alternately, is it looking for GPS ?


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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by pedro » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:06 pm

nice mod of the SolarQuest Mount

The led flashes when it is acquiring the GPS



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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by skyhawk » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 am

Thanks,GPS then, appreciated


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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by skyhawk » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 pm

I fitter remote focus to my ED72 on the GREAT Skywatcher Solar tracking mount

https://youtu.be/o7VXcG6hmFA

AND what about the 12v adapter that comes with it, perfect
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SkyTee 2
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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by pedro » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm

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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:07 pm

What brand of scope is this Pedro? It looks like a small fine apochromatic refractor.


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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by shetowl2020 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:03 pm

What about the tripod, is it solid? live in a windy area in Shetland, UK




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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by marktownley » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:02 pm

shetowl2020 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:03 pm
What about the tripod, is it solid? live in a windy area in Shetland, UK
Hi There and welcome to the forum. I have the AZ GTi, essentially the non solar version but with the same tripod. I changed mine so it sits on top of my EQ6 tripod.
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I got one of these adapters from FLO https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-wa ... ripod.html

IMHO, either the solarquest or the AZ GTi package (including tripod) is built to a price point and the savings are made with the tripod. Any good tripod with a 3/8" thread on the top will be a better alternative than the stock tripod.


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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by shetowl2020 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:45 pm

what's the tripod like in windy conditions



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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by shetowl2020 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:48 pm

marktownley wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:02 pm
shetowl2020 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:03 pm
What about the tripod, is it solid? live in a windy area in Shetland, UK
Hi There and welcome to the forum. I have the AZ GTi, essentially the non solar version but with the same tripod. I changed mine so it sits on top of my EQ6 tripod.

Do you still need the extension pole on the EQ6

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Or, alternatively on my pier

ImageP1100963 by Mark Townley, on Flickr

I got one of these adapters from FLO https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-wa ... ripod.html

IMHO, either the solarquest or the AZ GTi package (including tripod) is built to a price point and the savings are made with the tripod. Any good tripod with a 3/8" thread on the top will be a better alternative than the stock tripod.
Do you still need the extension pole on the EQ6



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Re: SolarQuest review

Post by marktownley » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:51 pm

No, I thought I might, but, took it off in the end. Depends how tall you are I guess :D


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