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Can MiniTower handle Orion 180mm Mak?

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#1 JimWaterford


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:54 PM

Can the Ioptron MiniTower handle a 1800mm (7 inch) Orion Mak Telescope at 22inches long and 16 lbs? Additional weight to add would include the diagonal, EP and finder. Visual only. Thank you. Regards, Jim

#2 Dr Benway

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:15 PM

It will handle it nicely. The MT is rated at 25 lbs. I have a C8, Hyperstar3, QHY8 camera, ST80 with diagonal and eyepiece mounted on mine with no problems.


#3 Telescopeman54


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:55 PM


It should do well. I have used it with an OLD C8 that has a Moonlight two speed focuser, a sliding CW and an 8 x 50 finder. I have also had a number of clients that use it with C9.25 OTAs and not one has said it wasn't up to the task.



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