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#1 Quintessence

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

Dr. Robert Werkman will have his new Nova Hitch alt-az mount at the Texas Star Party -- using it with his A-P 130 GT scope.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:29 PM

Man, that is one sweet mount!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

Look for Dr. Werkman and his Nova Hitch at position E-23 on the middle field.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

What is the weight capacity of this new mount? Thanks..

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hi Bill,

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.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

Okay, thanks for the information. What size SCT do you think it would be capable of managing? What is going to be the price of this new mount? Thanks..

Bill






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