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Can you mount 9.25" Celestron SCT on MiniTower?

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#1 JimWaterford

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:48 PM

I realize a 8" optical tube would be no problem but will a 9.25" tube be OK? I really do not want to push the MiniTower beyond its capabilities. The MiniTower is great so far with my 4" refractor. Thank you & Best Regards, Jim

#2 Mlehere

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:56 AM

Jim:
This can be done with the 9.25 but modifications to the mount are reccomended. I sent my mount to Trapezium Telescopes in NH and had the bearings replaced with Timken bearings, grease change, gears lapped and field tested. This makes a significant difference in the performance of the mount and increases it capacity. Cost was $300 but entirely worth it.
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#3 Telescopeman54

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:42 AM

Mike is only one of a number of people that have been using a C9.25 with their Mini Tower. We have at least 8 - 10 other clients that are quite happy with that set up. So, yes, it will work.

At the WSP we even mounted a C11 on the Mini Tower. It was a bit much for the stock mount, but, once we replaced the bearings the owner noticed a huge difference in stability and accuracy.

CS

Steve






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