Balance CPC 800
Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:13 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:40 PM
If it's front-heavy, you'll need to jury-rig weights to the grip on the mirror housing.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:42 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:34 PM
I favor a DIY dewshield made from Reflectix, but when I need to use an Astrozap shield, there is a significant forward CG shift.
The CPC mount will handle a substantial extra payload, however I speculate that having everything in balance will extend the life of the motors and gears. I can't say that tracking and go-to accuracy is improved (at least with a moderate extra load).
Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:29 PM
Nice setup! What did you use as mounting blocks?
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:04 AM
It does come in 24" and I think it will clear the grab handle, so you can make a test before you cut the track. The track looks sturdy enough to stand a modest cantilever load.
My problem is I'm very front heavy with a 65mm refractor and the ADM plate to support it. I do like the Rockler T Track but I'm thinking that I'll have to extend it out the back some.