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Sky-Watcher Virtuoso Versatile Mount

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:21 pm
by claudevh
Hello all,

Have a look hereafter;

Allready sold in North America and in Europe ...

This seems like a "small Allview"

If you have more informations, please share ...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:48 pm
by fma38
Mmm, but it will be nearly impossible to rotate yaw axis arround the NPP... And the footprint is very large.

Too bad, as it looks great!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:54 am
by vincen
it's also very heavy (5kg) and I don't see a way to screw it on a regular tripod, I can only see it on table mount....

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:34 am
by hyeena
Can you use this head with Papywizard? And/Or Chronomotion? I mean how much does this differ from Acuter Merlins interface/protocol?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:25 pm
by claudevh
Welcome on board "hyeena" !

The Virtuoso Versatile mount is using the same "Interface & protocol" as the Skywatcher multifunction and the Skywatcher AllViev mount !
So No problems wit Papywizard, Chronomotion or PanoramaAPP !!!

The only problem could be "potentiel allignment of the camera to the NPP" witch can give problems for spherical panorama's ...
This is due to the Virtuoso construction ...
I have not yet really be able to check this last problem....

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:22 pm
by gkaefer
looking at the Image showing the Virtuoso from back side with the cam mounted it seems for me nearly inpossible to set any near correct NPP even with an mobile phone using Portrait mode... (I assume the screw on bottom is the Center)

and it seems to be a device for tables etc. I could not verify that you can Mount it on a tripod...


PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:47 pm
by claudevh
Hello Georg,

You can attach the mount to a tripod ...

This is a extract of the manual:
Note: If you wish, you may attach the base of the Virtuoso to a
photographic tripod. Simply use the threaded 3/8” hole in the
center on the underside of the base plate.

Manual in the next link:

This is not excluded that it could be possible to dismantle the base from the vertical part to gain the space to align the NPP ...
This is only a supposition ...
Actually, I have never had the Virtuoso mount in my hands ...