Dm6 with 12" LX200R-question
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:01 PM
Are there serious vibration problem with such a setup?
Can the DM6 handle 40-50 pound weight of an SCT (12" Meade) ?
I have in mind a rob miller tripod or the berlebach planet.
Thanks for helping
Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:40 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:34 PM
At NEAF there was a TEC180FL that is comparable in weight but much longer than the Meade 12, but it was surprisingly steady!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:00 PM
I use MN-86 (45lb with binoviewer) on DM-6 with Losmandy FHD tripod.
Joe had his Mewlon 300 on DM6 with counter weight on Astro Physics 6" Eagle Adjustable Folding Pier, perhaps. That's something.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:09 PM
Thanks for the comments - If Tammy Uses 45 Pounds on it I think I will manage with the 12" as well.
Thanks a lot for pointing me to the thread. I never knew that the DM6 has an option for a Shaft and CW. I am still waiting for the DM6 to Arrive, but I guess according to people's responses in this thread with this Shaft extension and counterweights there is not going to be any problem with 45 Pounds even at the altidude movements.
Looks like I'm gonna get me the Shaft and CW after testing the DM6 when it arrives.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:53 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:44 PM
I was under the impression that the Shaft and CW are sold by Discmounts ?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:47 PM
Thanks for the heads up.
The package I bought (used) includes the 16" handle.
I e-mailed Rob Miller about a Tr36M or Tri36H to go with the DM6,
So far No response