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#1 ebeyonder

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Hi I would greatly appreciate any feedback on this: would a Mach1GTO be good enough to mount a C11 with equipment for AP work? I think the rated weight limit of the mount more than exceeds the C11's weight but I would be grateful for any real life experience. Thank you.

#2 BKBrown

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

The rated weight for the AP Mach One GTO is 45 lbs for imaging. I asked AP this question because I am looking for a traveling mount for my C11 and plan to image with it, the AP folks told me the C11 (at 27 lbs for the OTA, 35 w/ imaging gear) would be no problem. The "1/2 the capacity of the mount" rule really does not apply to AP or other high end mounts. Hope this helps!

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#3 Peter in Reno

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

I believe ATRC10 is heavier than C11. Take a look at this setup with ATRC10 mounted on Mach1. Look for Jared. He takes fantastic images with this setup without issues.

http://tinyurl.com/ATRC10-Mach1

Better picture: http://tinyurl.com/ATRC-Mach1

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#4 bobhen

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

I have a C11 and a Mach 1 – you will not have a problem. The Mach 1 uses the same motors as AP’s 900 and 1200 mounts.

For superior rigidity, you should consider the Losmandy G11 tripod, A Rob Miller tripod, or the Astro-Physics Eagle Tripod.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

yeah.. i have the 25lb rated AP600 and AP told me its good for a C9.25 (22lb) for imaging. so i can't imagine the 45lb Mach1 would have any problems with the 27lb C11.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:40 AM

Thank you very much for all your helpful replies!






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