max WO eztouch load
Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:02 PM
Cutting to the chase I was thinking of mounting a c11 with a small richfield refractor or counterweights on opposite side to counter the weight of the c11 ota.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:00 PM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:36 PM
but I figured my 120ed pro would be the limit of this mount...
But the 2" diameter legged tripod and 16" extension add alot of weight and stability to the setup, from using tis setup with my 120ed I could see this mount handling 10 more pounds or so without too much problem as long as its counter weighted well.
I dunno- maybee im crazy, I hate undermounted shaky setups so maybee I need to scrap the idea. I know my M12 sct ota was a beast but the c11's I think weight 25-27 lbs. bare.
The eztouch and similar mounts are rated for 20 lbs, but thats with the stock tripod. I was hoping with my sturdier tripod and extension it may handle 30 lbs.
Any other shots at my crazy idea?
I just miss aperture
this could all be solved if you would just sell me your 17.5" dob...
Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:52 PM
Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:45 AM
Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:58 PM
I don't think I would go bigger than this though since it's hard to track some objects at high power anyway.
Posted 07 June 2009 - 11:38 PM