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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #280351

For Sale: Portable Mount for Small Telescope Sold

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Excellent Small Scope Mount: $275 including shipping. Sold
JMI Carrying case like new; both mount and case $395.00
This is a Celestron GC-4 Mount for a small telescope. It carried a Three inch refractor (see picture) to photograph the Transit of Venus and performed like a pro. The clock drive runs on four “D” cells and will track over seven hours. It has a built in polar alignment scope for precise polar alignment.
The drive is in RA only and the Dec axis has slow motion knobs. The legs extend enough to raise the mount from 40 inches to 60 inches as measured to the base of the telescope. It is very solid and I have had no problem taking many photographs.
The drive tracks well enough without guiding to take a two to three minute picture. For the Transit of Venus it tracked the Sun all day with very little RA adjusting which was due to the Solar rate. The drive has two speeds, 8X, stop and 2X which allows guiding for photography.
The mount easily carried my 78-mm (3 inch) Takahashi with the finder and large SLR camera attached for seven hours with no problems. For visual observing it would probably carry 20 to 25 pounds; for long exposure astrophotography I’d stay around 15 pounds.
The photographs show the mount with the Takahashi FS 78 and a close up.
Thank you for your interest.
Jim Scala
 

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