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#1 Pedestal

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:29 PM

I'd like to get a mount for my 5" f8 refractor. I've used it on an ASGT ok, but that is not optimal. On the other hand, dropping 5 grand is out of the question. Weight is a consideration....

#2 David Pavlich

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:06 PM

An Atlas would be a good match for visual work. I'd want something like G11 for imaging, though.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:40 AM

IOptron ieq45...it's lighter than an atlas with similar payload

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for the info on the IOptron. (Of course, I had the Atlas in the back of my mind, but was wary of the weight)

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:54 AM

I have an FS-128 on a Vixen GP-DX, for visual it's OK.

An Atlas would be the next step up.

#6 SteveG

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

What about a GM-8:
http://www.losmandy.com/gm8.html

#7 hfjacinto

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

CGEM.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:39 PM

Also for Visual CGEM.

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#9 WillCarney

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:50 PM

CGEM is a little more heavy than the Atlas but it does have a 10lb more capacity at 50lbs. I have the Atlas and our club has access to a CGEM.
Both are excellant mounts.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 03:23 PM

That looks like a lonely spooky secret observing site!!

#11 Geo.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:24 PM

Well, tarted up it's too heavy and long for a CG-4...

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