G11 or CI700
Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:16 AM
The mounts are rated at 60lbs (I know divide by two). C11 weighs 28 lbs (rounded), AT65 weighs 6 lbs (rounded). I know some of the larger cameras and eyepieces are boat anchors also. You think this would work? This might be pushing it a little but still below payload. These are "supposed" to be rated to take a single C14.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:03 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:05 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:06 AM
The Ci700 used to be the GEM for the C14, so it should be OK with the C11.
My concern about the Ci700 would be that parts (motors) are hard to come by.
There were also some declination clutch problems on many of these.
They usually sell for under $1K, but look for one with the encoder kit and pay a bit more.
It is a lot of mount for the money. Much more carry capacity than the Atlas.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:17 AM