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Re: SolarQuest review

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

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

Um grande abraço!

Ronnie

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:09 pm
by pedro
HI Ronnie

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

abraço amigo

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:57 pm
by Ronnie_Clayton
Thanks for your explanations Pedro :D

Um forte abraço amigo!

Ronnie

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:24 pm
by skyhawk
Great review, ordered

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:44 pm
by pedro
Thanks

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:46 am
by skyhawk
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

The video is of the flimsy mount only don't download if slow internet
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Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:48 am
by skyhawk
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 ?

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:50 am
by skyhawk
Any idea whet it means when the RED and GREEN LED's flash alternately, is it looking for GPS ?

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:06 pm
by pedro
nice mod of the SolarQuest Mount

The led flashes when it is acquiring the GPS

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 am
by skyhawk
Thanks,GPS then, appreciated

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 pm
by skyhawk
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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Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 pm
by pedro
I also use the same 12V adapter

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm
by pedro
Daystar Quark Chromosphere SWSolarQuest mount + FS60C/SM60/BF10

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:07 pm
by DeepSolar64
What brand of scope is this Pedro? It looks like a small fine apochromatic refractor.

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:58 pm
by pedro

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:03 pm
by shetowl2020
What about the tripod, is it solid? live in a windy area in Shetland, UK

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:47 am
by pedro
Not really, you better change it. I did it recently. The maximum payload is 4kg

ImageSW102_SM60_SolarQuest_20200422-011 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageSW102_SM60_SolarQuest_20200422-010 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:02 pm
by marktownley
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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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.

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:45 pm
by shetowl2020
what's the tripod like in windy conditions

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:48 pm
by shetowl2020
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

Re: SolarQuest review

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:51 pm
by marktownley
No, I thought I might, but, took it off in the end. Depends how tall you are I guess :D