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Takahashi Mewlon 300 on AP 900-GTO...?

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#1 leto


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

Last year I purchased the AP-900GTO mount for my TEC APO160FL refractor.

Now, I am thinking to add a Takahashi Mewlon 300 reflector to complement my refractor. I am mostly a refractor guy (besides APO160FL I have a Takahashi TSA-102s, Leica Televid 82 spotting scope, Televue 60, Docter Aspectem binoculars 40x80 ED, several other binoculars) and I mainly use my tools for visual observations at the moment.

I know that ideally would be to have AP1200 (or a comparable mount) instead of AP900, and mount both scopes on that outstanding mount, but for the moment I want to live with what I have.

Would you consider that Mewlon 300 (57.2 lbs / 26 kg) + some visual accessories (Mark V bino, or Denk II bino, various EPs) can be driven by AP900-GTO (~ 70 lbs / 31.8 kg scope and accessories without counterweights) with no damage to the mount gear? Thanks.

#2 TPMack


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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

The AP900 will handle the Mewlon nicely with your visual accessories.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:52 PM

I use a C14 with a 4" refractor on an AP900. Your rig appears a bit heavier but not much. Greg N

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