At10in on Mach1
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:09 AM
I mention all this as it's long scope weight (triplet cell is heavy and well off center) compared to a R/C or SCt type tube, and it worked flawlessly. I remember thinking... ok so this is why I paid all that $$ ! Don't know if I'd have had the same comfort level using a tripod.
According to the AT spec(~30lbs) and A-P spec(~45lbs) you have some room for rings and the rest, I'd be very interested in if it would be practical and work out. I'm not aware of anyone else imaging with the Mach1 at the heavy load I sometimes use that posts here so hope you don't mind my posting in.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:03 AM
That's great info thanks! Please post all you want.
So far I have imaged with the TOA130 and the Mach1. The scope with all the imaging stuff, rings etc....weights 34 lbs.
I am more and more getting interested in fast Newtonians. I might just get the at10in and give it a try.
In the meantime I will be experimenting with a borrowed at6in which is obviously trivial load for the Mach1.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:30 AM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:18 PM
Even the NJP looks small under it! As soon as we get clear skies I will try it and see how it performs.
I will most certainly stick with the NJP tho.
I think eventually I will trade it for an 8" which is definitely more manageable.
Given that i'm used to f7.7 the f4 ratio should make a huge difference
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:26 AM
I had a conversation with Howard at NEAF and he said it would take a C11 no problem.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:13 PM