Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:06 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:16 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:24 AM
Mike, I'm going to put it on my AP Eagle with the legs at 48" spread. That's a very wide stance. I hope.
John, The Mewlon 250 is about 30 lbs? Correct?
I would think the most heavy so far would be the Mead 10"?
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:28 PM
I have the 180 to try but also something even more heavy. I'm a bit nervous about it. Once I mount it I will post a pic. Don't want to say until I have a picture. I have heard of 75 lbs SCT setups on these using the cw shaft and a bit of weight. IDK, seem a bit frightening to me. The AP 8" extensions are back ordered, but I also purchased one of Tom's 8" extensions. It's all on the truck for delivery today.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:37 PM
With a CW shaft the azimuth axis stays silky smooth and light in action regardless of the load.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:33 PM
The thick aluminium plates and stainless steel hardware would hold a balanced Mewlon 300 just fine, but the altitude motion would be too heavy I suspect.
What about a Mewlon 300 you said ANY.... lol
Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:07 PM
I forgot to mention that like Tom, I use a G-11 tripod/portable pier. It's rock stable for the DM6 with the 30lb Mewlon 250. It should really be considered a portable pier
Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:45 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:25 AM
I could use the tripod from my G11 to Use my C11. Do I ned a counter weight?
No CW needed, unless you want a lighter azimuth action. Personally I preferred to use a CW with the C11 - it's a matter of personal preference.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:45 AM
Agreed, Tom said he doesn't sell many of the CW kits as they are not really needed. Only for extreme cases. A C-11 should go nicely on the DM-6. I will add however, that when going heavy some do use the CW shaft with no weights and use it to have smooth movement in Az. Like a handle.
It did arrive and is most beefy. I was very surprised with the size of it. It is well designed and built. Tom obviously takes pride in the product he is sending out the door.
I'm waiting for new Eagle extensions to come in. You're right, this is a setup you can chuck most anything up on. And do it quickly.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:12 PM
I use Intes Micro MakNewt MN-86 on DM-6/Losmandy FHD tripod. With binoviewer, the setup weights about 45lb.
I don't find a need of counter-weight with FHD tripod but I feel bit scary when I use Berlebach Planet tripod with the scope, top heavy.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:02 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:14 PM
Well, that oughtta do it!
P.S. Yeh Erikk, I had the "visual grab-n-go of the century"... for about one hour!