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#1 ZeusB

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Newbie here. I have an 8" dob (Zhumell) that I've had for a year. I was thinking of marrying it to a Meade LX80 mount, but I'm not sure if that would work weight and balance-wise. I was just wondering if any of you more experienced folks could provide me with some advice. Thanks! -Rick

#2 neotesla

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

I think the OTA of the Z12 is about 50 lbs, and that would be beyond the carrying capacity of the LX80 in both Alt Az or EQ mode.

#3 orlyandico

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

its an 8" not a 12" but i believe its f5 so 40" long.

i think it would demolish an LX80...

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

and when you're done with that, pick up the car and carry it into the garage.........

#5 korborh

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

it is f/6






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