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Astro-Tech Voyager Altazimuth Mount

3.0 (2 Reviews) Read Reviews Write Review
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3.0 (Based on 2 Reviews) 50% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. hhowardn

      hhowardn New Member

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      1260113640
      Dec 6, 2009

      2.0 An Okay Mount

      Pros:

      Lightweight, high weight capacity

      Cons:

      Stricture in movement, tripod legs too short, no eyepiece tray or solid spreader.

      Comments:

      This mount worked quite well for the first year. Then it began developing problems with the azimuth axis becoming wobbly. After much work, I seemed to have gotten that problem solved. Several months later, the altitude axis froze up. I was unable to fix that problem and I am trying to send it in for repair. I also found the tripod legs to have inadequate extension resulting in having to get on your knees to use longer scopes as you track up to the zenith. They offer an extension tube to fix this but it is an extra $75 although in my mind, it is a defect and they should send that out at little or no charge. It came with no eyepiece tray (an Extra $50). The leg spreader is plastic and I have always worried about it breaking. I would seriously consider other options.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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    2. kkrepps

      kkrepps New Member

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      1233170340
      Jan 28, 2009

      4.0 Simple and sturdy

      Pros:

      Simple to use; Works well for manual panning and slow motion tracking.

      Cons:

      Tripod legs a tad short for longer tubes.

      Comments:

      I've used this mount with the following scopes: AT66ED, C80ED, C100ED, 127mm Mak, 150mm F5 reflector, C8 SCT, Coronado PST. It handles the short tubes nicely. The 100mm F9 refractor was a little awkward because of the long tube; the C8 got a little shaky at higher powers but it was adequate for casual use. It balanced all the scopes nicely. You can angle the head to get clearance for longer tubes looking at the zenith. The motions are smooth with the slow motion controls...like using an etch-a-sketch, and the slip clutches are nice. This is a very intuitive and simple mount to use.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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