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GIRO Mini sansone or Giro mini standard ???

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#1 lmgtz_doc

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:52 AM



Does any one has a Giro mini ?? If have it please post a n image to see the size, any comment about it , thanks.

Luis Gtz.

#2 Jim7728

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:23 AM

I had the Giro mini, now being used by lady friend. ;)
It's compact, well built and has very smooth motions. I recommend a tripod with an elevating column for clearing tripod legs when pointing up.
Mini is good for ota's <7lbs. Over that will need,imo, a counterweight bar on the opposite side of where scope is mounted , else azimuth motion will be very stiff.

Here it is mounted on a Bogan 3026 and WO-66mm. I did have some issues balancing the 66 due to the ota's short length, but solved with a longer dovetail bar.

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#3 lmgtz_doc

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:34 PM


Thanks Jim, I am thinking to buy a Giro Mini " sansone " that has the double of payload and with a counterweight ( means another telescopes and extra arm ) it may works with my FLT 98 mm aluminium version.

thanks.................Luis Gtz.


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