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LXD75 6" newton on Vixen Porta ?

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#1 Edwin


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:22 PM

I'm planning to mount my LXD75 6" newton on a Vixen Porta mount for grab-and-go work. The LXD75 OTA weights about 13 lbs, the formal weight limit of the Porta mount is about 10 lbs. I've tried it already and at lower magnifications it's OK, at higher magnifications the damp-time becomes to long.

My biggest question is: will I ruin the Porta mount (at the longer term) when I'm loading it above the formal weight limit ? Does anybody got experience with such a relative heavy load on a Porta mount ?

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