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#1 mpesik

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

Hello.
I have been a champion of Astronomy until I got married. Knew ...a heck of a lot. Unfortunately , Mariage tends to detour interests.
Now I wish to delve back into the abyss.
I purchased a MEADE sct 14inch. It is very heavy but the awkwardness of lifting it makes it feel like a greased pig.
Have anyone of you figured out a way to lift the bugger by yourself?
Without residual pain??
I'd be indebted to you for any type of telescope 'weight lifting' that can be achieved by a mortal man.

#2 StarmanDan

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:19 PM

Have a friend that totes around a 14 inch LX200 and he uses a mini crane mounted on the back of his truck to lift the fork and OTA onto the tripod.

#3 mpesik

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hello.
Is his Brother that must be -so strong named 'mini crane'?

#4 mpesik

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

I've seen a videe of a fella setting up his 12"Meade.
It was a bit of a struggle for him but he did it well.
I figure a 14 incher would not be too much more difficult.
Like I said..Ì figure`.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:18 PM

I'm 65 and am able to lift mine. I use this method;

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=TBawz69qo_A

or, you can try this method for Girly Men.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=IwVg1M6bURI

... there's a third method I use on my 8" f/15 D&G and my 16" Cave.

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