Sirius and Atlas Load ?'s
Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:55 PM
Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:18 PM
hey guys..the weight load according to orion is 30 and 20 lbs. is this a valid statement? trying to figure out if i need to spend the $200 extra for 10lbs if the 20lb load lighter sirius would actually hold 30..steadily for video or AP..thanks
Sirius will handle 30 pounds but Atlas will handle it *much* better.... i.e. better dampening times, handles wind, etc.
The Atlas is a significantly larger and more robust mount (which is where your $250 is going) at the price of being quite a bit heavier than the Sirius.
Bottom line, go Sirius if your main criteria is weight. But bang-for-the-buck, Atlas all the way.
I have a Sirius, my friend + has an Atlas, we both mount 8 inch Newts, with a small refractor piggybacked. Both around 27 pounds total.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:57 PM
then Atlas would be the best buy