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iOptron iEQ45 and mewlon 250

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#1 AlienRatDog

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

For purely visual work, would this mount be adequate?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:33 PM

Well the Mewlon wieghts 27lbs and the EQ45 is rated for 45lbs I don't see a problem with it.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:57 PM

My Mewlon 250s with rings, dovetail, diagonal and EP comes close to 38 lbs. With proper balance on my HyperTuned CGEM, I seem to be acceptable for visual. Run it at reduced slew rate to help save motors and gears.
Biggest problem I had on the CGEM was the spindly CG5 tripod. Fixed that with a TPI leg spreader and damping time is about 1.5 seconds, from 5 or 6 seconds before the spreader.
The iOptron has 5 lbs more rated capacity than the CGEM.

Toss a coin, but I want a bigger mount.
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