Skywatcher telescopes on StarQuest mount

StarQuest is the newest mount for small telescopes, but much better than the EQ1 or EQ2 not only mechanically but the outlook also

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It is functionally very similar to the Avant mount, but instead of the polar wedge we can adjust the pole height using the two screw solutions. Like the Avant, the axes are lightweight, but they have a strong design, and can be fixed by the discs on the bottom. Both axles have fine-tuning (with the usual flexible arms). The instrument can now be fixed to the mount with a more practical plate. The counterweight sits on a threaded end counterweight shaft. The length and weight is less than the EQ2 mount. The reason for this is that, due to the more compact mechanical head, the center of gravity of the telescope is closer, so a shorter axis and less weight are required.

The head is located on the thinner aluminum tripod, which still provides sufficient stability even on the 130/650 instrument. The head can be fixed to the stand with the usual hand-held screw. The head has a black finish with green sticker scale. The capacity of the mount is approx. 4 kg.

Direction of Dec and RA axes can be rotated at 360 degrees. The RA and Dec gear tooth numbers are 122.

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SkyWatcher Explorer-130P (130/650) Newtonian reflector on StarQuest mount with 25mm (26x), 10mm (65x) Super eyepieces, red dot finderscope
SkyWatcher Explorer-130P (130/650) Newtonian reflector on StarQuest mount with 25mm (26x), 10mm (65x) Super eyepieces, red dot finderscope
Pros

All good,as described and even better in "action" !

Cons

Noone

Summary

For starters its the best value,even upgradable friendly in time when neded.

Edamor's opinion

After a few weeks, months of usage

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SkyWatcher Explorer-130P (130/650) Newtonian reflector on StarQuest mount with 25mm (26x), 10mm (65x) Super eyepieces, red dot finderscope
SkyWatcher Explorer-130P (130/650) Newtonian reflector on StarQuest mount with 25mm (26x), 10mm (65x) Super eyepieces, red dot finderscope

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The product comes with 3 years warranty

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StarQuest RA stepping drive with Autoguider jack
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SkyWatcher Startravel-102 (102/500) refractor on EQ1 mount
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SkyWatcher Startravel-80 (80/400) refractor on StarQuest mount
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