Platform by Gregg Blandin
All night long the tracking was spot on tracking exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend it if youre in the market for a platform.
Got the chance to set up my platform under the sky, it was an easy setup and tracked well from the start.
Gregg was totally helpful and answered all of my questions. He and I had a nice chat on the use of his platform, tips for drift alignment, my specific needs, and the platforms genesis. What a great guy.
Stability was outstanding. The Crossbow EQT platform is more stable than the stock ground board and Lazy Susan setup.
I used the mount with my 8" and it performed wonderfully. I had a lot of nice comments on it as well. Used it to help with a star party for the AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies) conference here on Maui with astronomers & physicists attending from all over. I had the Moon centered and walked away for 45 minutes, still right in the center. I was stoked!
I love my platform! I will never be without it. It changed viewing for the better, forever. I can really use all of my 16 inch f/4.5 now. It is my best astronomy equipment purchase ever. Thanks!
I set up the platform and it
works like a charm. An 18" in my apartment complex
is certainly a crowd-puller, so when I set up to
test the platform, I had quite a few people wanting
to view Jupiter / the moon on the telescope. The
platform made it very easy.
I didn't align the platform
carefully. Just roughly leveled the bubble and
pointed towards north, and it gave me very good
The platform is spectacular! Perfect tracking and fit/function. I'll be adding an 18" soon and plan to give it a lot more use, especially with TSP coming up again.
Cindy Krachs custom low profile EQT-100 shown with removable Portaball Mount
Cindy Krachs Portaball on the platform ready to observe in Hawaii
17.5" weighing 230 pounds on the EQT-200
Dwane Miles EQT-100
Shima's 18" Obsession on the EQT-200
Akarsh Shima's 18" Obsession on the EQT-200
Greggs 16 Prototype Travel Scope on an EQT-100
setup for DSCs shown on Greggs 10 Dob
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