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#26 pippo

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:11 AM

The problem has been raised by a test done by a french astronomy review "Ciel et Espace".

Here is the link of the test (in french, see "Deception en planetaire" bottom of page 81):

http://www.cieletesp...ptron_iEQ45.pdf

The problem arises with a C11 (12.5 Kg), but is also present, in a milder way, with a Mewlon 210 (8 Kg).

I have a Mak Intes M703 (7.2 Kg, similar to the more diffuse C8) and I am wondering if the ZEQ25 will be sufficient for planetary imaging...and eventually deep sky.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

I'm running a 6" PowerNewt with full AP gear on the iEQ30 (which is just a shade more hefty than the ZEQ25, from what I gather, as far as what it can carry)and it doesn't hiccup. But my scope's a good third lighter than yours.

That looks like the older iEQ45 (pre-clutch change), but I don't read French, so can't be sure.

Paul

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

Yes the test is on the first version of EQ45

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:10 PM

There is a recent photo in ieq45imaging yahoo group taken by a C9,25EHD @ 2350mm focal length on modified iEQ45 V2http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ieq45imaging/photos/recent/365645394/view

Jay






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