Vixen Porta-Mount sufficient for 6" SCT?
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:10 AM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:53 AM
I have my Brandon 94 mounted on mine it is Close to 14 lbs and works fine,I have seen the weight range listed by many dealers as 10-20 lbs maximum load which I think is over estimated. It appears that shorter tubes do allow you mount a slightly heavier telescope. I have had the power to 180X vibration is not much of a problem Though I do use a set of Celestron Anti-vibration pads. If you do get this mount be sure to get Longer flexiable cables they definately make life easier. The most critical thing is balance when using this mount, Only adjust the tension to hold the scope, fine tune the balance by sliding the tube along the dovetail bracket.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:48 PM
I noticed that the max payload capacity of the porta-mount is listed at 10 lbs. My C6 OTA with accessories is pretty close to 10 lbs. Would the Porta be sufficient for this scope? How much vibration could I expect while focusing and slewing?
Yes, absolutely enough, and not much jitter at all.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:33 PM
Vixen Porta Mount & Vixen Mini Porta Mount
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:26 AM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:43 PM
With a long focal length scope and a high magnification eyepiece, keeping things in view is a little trickier than with a GEM.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:41 PM