Could a HEQ 5/ Sirius mount handle...
Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:53 PM
How about a C9.25 just to do some planetary images?
Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:18 AM
The C8 works very well on the Sirius mount, but I would never try to piggyback my ED80 because I am sure the same problems would occur.
By the way, the C9.25 actually worked ok on the Sirius mount when I only used the v-series saddle and dovetail along with 1.25" accessories and small eyepieces.
Right now, I am considering piggybacking my ED80 on my C9.25, but only on the CGEM mount not the Sirius. I want to do it just for visual use though, so I can get wide field and high power views at the same time.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:50 PM
Would only be using 1.25" accessories with a C9.25 so shouldn't be much problem there.
Does anyone else have experience trying a C8 with ED piggybacked? Figure the weight with everything on would be about 12kgs.