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Re: [ccd-newastro] Under 20lb mount for AP

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  • THouse
    I would not discount the EM11, if you look at the review the guide scope is hanging out in space and does not look like its very solid in its mount. The
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 25, 2012
      I would not discount the EM11, if you look at the review the guide scope
      is hanging out in space and does not look like its very solid in its
      mount. The cables are not managed very well as well. Single clam shell
      on a long tube (double helps). Gotta have some differential flexure there.

      Tom

      On 10/20/2012 10:46 AM, Orly wrote:
      >
      > hi all
      >
      > I'm looking for an under 20lb mount for AP.
      >
      > My payload weighs about 15lb and the focal length is 700mm (reduced
      > Orion 100ED).
      >
      > Currently I am carrying it on an AP600 which carries it pretty well
      > (which should not be a surprise). However the 600 weighs over 30 lb
      > which makes it a bother to take down the stairs from my apartment for
      > quick sessions. For the same reason I am not looking at the Mach1
      > which weighs even more than the 600.
      >
      > I do not want something which will require endless tweaking. I am
      > aware of the declination guiding bugs in the Vixen SXW/SXD so wish to
      > avoid that.
      >
      > I am seriously looking at the Tak EM11 but the review here -
      > http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/em11_tsa102/index.htm
      >
      > is not very encouraging (in terms of the Maxim guiding graph). It's
      > nothing like an Mach1, and even my 15-year old AP600 gets better plots
      > than that.
      >
      >



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