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#1 EricJD

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:57 AM

Is an SN10 + ST80 + DSI 3 + DSI 1 + filters too much weight for AP on an Atlas?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

You are pushing it. If you have to put more than 25 lbs of counter weight on there you are over the limit. Just the side section of the SN10 can cause problems in a good breeze. I must admit though I have had my EQ 6 apart before and the bearings in there are as big as the outer bearings on my truck. The limit I would think is the tripod.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

If I did it I would have the tripod legs fully retracted because I have the head on a mini-pier. Hmmm...

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:55 PM

I saw a 10 inch newtonian mounted on an atlas a couple of summers ago.
The damping time was about 4 seconds. The mirror is a large mass quite
away out from the axis so it pushes the limits.






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