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BYERS A Series II Weight????

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#1 clintwhitman

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:32 PM

For those who were like me and wondered. I am building up the pier and mount for the 9" AP Refractor and wanted to know for sure...What a brand new, Never used Byers Series II Star drive would weigh, How many pounds? Less than I thought 130 pounds give or take a couple. But they do look like 250# mounts.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

It takes a caveman to lift it though. Nice mount. Where's it going to live? Are you going to be taking that "on the road?"

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:06 PM

me strong like ox!

It will be living under mag 5-6 skies but will be travelling to darksky locales.

#4 clintwhitman

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:39 AM

Very rarely on the road. To Mount Pinos once a year maybe unless I decide it is to much. Then I will stick with the 812! The 9" AP will be set up in the observatory at Star Oak Ranch on the steel pier with the Series II. Here is the new potable pier with the 6" Uniponds and 812 for Testing.

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#5 Jeff B

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:42 AM

LOL Clint. My buddy and I estimated 120-130 pounds when we schlepped it about 100 yards from the barn to the observatory.

It is a NICE mount, a significant upgrade from the 812, and will serve the Pearl extremely well. I noticed your back panel is different than mine. What inputs do you have?

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#6 TxStars

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:56 AM

If you are looking for a second one Ed still has some parts around.

#7 clintwhitman

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:12 PM

It has an st4 guide port that will be perfect for my ST 2000 Mono. Also has king, Sun & lunar timers. It will be my lifetime mount and I agree the 9" F10.6 Should ride fine on the Series II. And like I said if need be I can mount the 812 to the same plate as the foot print is close to the same.
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