Re: EXOS2 Mount capability #cal-notice #EXOS2 #ExploreStars #ASCOM #CloudyNights

Steve Siedentop

You would be fine for visual use with that combination.  Not so much for imaging.  While the weight is within tolerance, the length will be a problem.  You can certainly image with that combination, but you’ll need some skills, time, and patience.   Unless you have some experience under your belt and have specific need for a 5” refractor, consider using the EXOS-2 with a shorter focal length refractor.  The ED102 is a great scope and the focal length will be much more forgiving.  The ED80 even more so.

Have you selected a camera and guide scope yet?


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM <duker@...> wrote:
Would anyone have any experience to share regarding the use of the 
ES ED127mm Triplet and this ES EXOS2 mount.
The scope with accessories list at 22lbs, and want to ensure if this would be able to handle astro imaging with this payload.

Thanks in advance,.
Seaforth, Ontario
Starwave 80ED
Starfield 50mm/ZWO ASI Guide Scope
Altair 224c/ZWO 183MC

Mounts: ES PMC-8 G11 with Ruland Couplers and One Piece Worm Blocks, Skywatcher NEQ-6
Scopes: ES ED127CF FCD100, Orion 6” Mak, Stellarvue SV80EDT, Coronado Solarmax 40
Cameras:  CentralDS CDS-600, CentralDS Astro 60D, Orion Starshoot SSAG
Msc: Moonlite Focusers, Astrozap Dew Straps, Pegasus Ultimate PowerBox
Software: PixInsight, Cartes du Ciel, BackyardEOS, SkySafari

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