Losmandy G11 height and capacity ?
Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:35 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:12 PM
I don't know about how well G11 takes video imaging with C11+SV115T.
I guess there aren't many choices something above G11 in the price range... Titan is good but it is bit heavy for me, non imaging use.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:30 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:35 PM
What is the role of each scope in your plans for video photography, anyways?
Presumably, you're shooting via one scope - so.., what's the other one supposed to be doing per session?
'Cos if its not a shooter, regardless of which one it is, more than likely it'll be a lot of scope (price x weight) for whatever that role is..,
Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:39 PM
Will the G11 carry a C11 and 15Lb SV115T refractor...
Yes. Stated capacity is 60 pounds instrument, 100 pounds total, i.e., 40 pounds available for counterweights, and those capacities work well in practice, including long focal length astrophotography.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:50 AM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:02 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:04 PM
The CGE Pro is disconcertingly high IMHO. I think that the spread of the tripod legs is too tight and with the additional height it would be tippy in a strong wind IMO. The additional height also makes for a user disadvantage in getting the OTA up there. Even the side mounting technique might be a problem because you'd need a very tall chair.