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My Sky View Pro

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Post by Shabadoo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:22 pm

I like my SVP.
It's sturdy. It's well built. It's modified for the synscan Goto system.
The SVP is maxed out with the factory supplied package- the SVP 8" newt. 203mm f/5. Kinda blows. It came with a camera adapter!!!?
The motors strains and skips at high rate of speed. This ruining alignment. The cords are too short, and have too be watched as they could pull out of socket on Dec motor.

Some customers complained about the knobs, said they were cheap, and recommended "Bobs's knobs." My knobs were removed for the goto setup. All I have left are fine tune R.a and clutches. They are sturdy.

So yeah, solid mount.
Jeff
Orion Skyview pro 8 f5.
Binos: Polaris/wingspan 8x42 Ed/HD
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Re: My Sky View Pro

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Post by pakarinen » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:52 pm

Are the circles readable? I'm thinking about a manual SVP head on my Manfrotto 475 if I can find one without a tripod.
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Re: My Sky View Pro

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Post by Shabadoo » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:53 pm

The circles are readable and accurate. I've located Messiers and split doubles.
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Re: My Sky View Pro

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Post by Lady Fraktor » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:56 pm

What are settling times like?
I normally do not recommend putting a 200mm Newtonian on a EQ-5 as they can shake badly at times.
Good to hear it is working for you though.
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Re: My Sky View Pro

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Post by Shabadoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:14 am

The R.a is in 10 minutes
The Dec is 10 degrees.

I have my 8" newt reflector on it. Factory package. SkyViewPro8
203mm x 1000mm f5.
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