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#1 solarGain

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:32 AM

Hi. Is there a rule of thumb for mounts and the subsequent loading ie telescope, binos / imaging device for equipment in the mid price range ? In my situation Lunt / binoV the loading is just over half of the load capability of the GP2 mount. Like everybody else I want a stable visual image, am I pushing the mount to far? If I want imaging capability the the binoV's come off etc. and rule of thumb changes, what is this factor. Thanks in advance. John

#2 sctchun

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:37 PM

Hi John,

Vixen mount capacity in general is stated for AP use (Especially if you take the load capacity numbers from the Japan site). Which means that it could handle a bit more weight for visual use.

Steven






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