Nova Hitch Alt-Az at the Texas Star Party
Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:06 PM
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:45 AM
Load recommendations are still being developed as experience with the Nova Hitch accumulates. Weight is not a good measure for capacity since it is moment-of-inertia that really counts. Currently, we know that a TEC 140 represents a very easy load for the Nova Hitch. The Nova will soon be tested with an A-P 155 -- and I think this scope will again prove to be well within the limits of the Nova Hitch.
The Nova Hitch will need a very sturdy tripod beneath it to match its tremendous rigidity. When you see a Nova Hitch in person, the tendency is to ask what it CAN'T hold rather than what it can hold. It is clearly a very rigid mount.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:16 PM