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#26 daniel_h

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:47 AM

Sorry mark edited

#27 jrbarnett

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

As soon as I get a replacement dovetail bar for the undersized unit on the Mewlon 210 I will be running my Mewlon on a DSV-3 from Desert Sky Astro. I've had the 152mm f/5.9 Kunming achromat on it (3-feet long, 24#), and that combination is adequate. Anything lighter and/or with a smaller moment arm is a piece of cake. As an added bonus you can mount two OTA's side by side, something you can't do with mounts like the DM-6.

DSV-3 with said fatchromat atop:

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Normally I run that OTA on an Orion Atlas, for reference.

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Jim

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

What's the settle down time when gou give a knock to that tripod, Jim?
I notice you have a few counterweights on the mount. Is that because the azimuth motion otherwise becomes too stiff?






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