Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:13 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:19 PM
There are many posts and discussions on this topic here on CN. Generally I think the opinion is that it is possible, especially if you use the vibration suppression pads. I have used my CG5-AGST with about 28 pounds of stuff and it handled it ok, i was even able to take 20-30 second exposures without much star bloat. When using an auto guider i was able to go 1-2 minutes. So I think it will work for you.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:46 PM
I have an old -73 orange C8 on my CG-5 and it is just so perfect. A C11 would be my "dreamscope" but I don`t want to upgrade my CG-5 (which I am so happy with) to a larger, heavier, like an EQ6 or similar.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:10 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:56 PM
The max load for CG-5 is 12 kg, C11 is 13 kg. On the other hand the C11 is a relative short scope.
My CG-5 has no issues with my 8" f/6 OOUK Newt. (1200mm long)and it weights 7 kg.
So the C11 must be just on the edge what is possible for the CG-5?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:16 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:19 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 AM