Second light 18 September 2021
I used my Nikon D800 for the picture above as well as the Lacerta MGEN-3 auto guider. Together with the Avalon Linear and SkySafari, this is a powerful combo. Below you can see a picture of the set up as it was on 18 September 2021.
More detailed review coming up soon
Unboxing & Setup Gallery
First light 14.8.2021
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-85EDX
Camera: Nikon D800
Filter: LPS Filter Hutech
Technical Data Avalon Linear
|Type||Single arm equatorial mount|
|Weight||12 kg (26,4 lb), without counterweight and bar|
|Capacity||20 kg (44 lb) in imaging, 25 kg ( 55 lb) in observing|
|Transmission system||All belts drive system based on four stages reducer.|
All the movements are on ball bearings. No maintenance and no backlash system.
Pulleys made with special polymer fiberglass charged and high precision toothed belts.
|Construction Material||Anodized aluminium, worked out from single blocks with high precision 5 axis CNC machines|
|AR Axis||Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 2 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system|
|DEC Axis||Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system|
|Polar Finder||Skywatcher model (optionally Losmandy model)|
|GOTO system||StarGO GoTo Control System Bluetooth ver.|
|Counterweight bar||Quick release, 30mm diam.(1,181 “), stainless steel bar|
|Counterweight||Stainless steel 6 kg (13,2 lb) counterweight|
|Scope plate||Losmandy, 3″ (75mm), dovetail, single knob with 2 tightening points|
|Warranty||2 years from the purchase date, extended to 5 years for the transmission system|
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