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31-03-2012, 12:18 PM
Have posted a couple of pic's of this Mount for the benefit of a member who wants to do some research before purchasing.
This Mount is well known and carries different ' Company Brands ' ... in which case here is the ' Bintel Branded ' one .... which a lot of people have.
Very light weight .. and can hold quite a decent weight.
31-03-2012, 12:52 PM
I was thinking of getting one of those but my scope was right on the limit 7kg I like alt-az a go- to takes the fun out of finding things !
31-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Thanks Flash. I'm curious if the mount is more stable with the retracted legs and semi-pier than it is without the pier and the legs extended?
31-03-2012, 01:58 PM
I don't know Tony ... never had the pier off .
The ' baby brother ' of this mount is listed at Bintel... Doesn't have the Pier.
Here is a review on it ... graciously submitted by Vincent.
Hope this can assist you.
31-03-2012, 10:24 PM
:) The pier only adds hight so a longer refractor can be used without having to sit on the ground .
I still have mine because its a sweet grab and go mount , it used to hold my sold 150mm f/5 refractor (only just ) , but holding my also sold 80mm Aplanat seen here , its perfect .
I think for the price these cant be beat .
As flash knows ,, they will hold a 127mm triplet , but only just .
31-03-2012, 10:34 PM
:) here is another , holding my ED80 with Zeiss in the back ground , a nice afternoon , last dry leading into a good viewing night .
31-03-2012, 10:35 PM
:shrug: OOP's . trying again .
01-04-2012, 02:28 PM
First thing is you forgot or I cant find the asking price.
Second, Bintel show the mount with a Lunt LS 60, I have a Lunt and it has clam shell fittings. Will these be ok with the mount or does it come with its own fittings that would be suitable?
01-04-2012, 02:51 PM
what a chump am I, you havent put up the mount for sale at all have you!
Just as well that I re read the post and then went on to be able to answer the questions that I asked you!!
So yes it will take a Lunt as long as you have the Dove tail fittings!
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