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#1 donnie3

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:29 PM

would a 6" imaging reflector that weighs between 12-13 lbs and 23" long work on my se 6-8 mount. I have seen orions 114mm imaging reflector on one before on these forums. thanks, donnie

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:35 AM

I mount my Vixen R130sf Newtonian on my 6/8SE mount and have room for clearance. It's only 9+ lbs and 22.5 inches long.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:31 AM

rtlr12, thanks for the photo, I might just go for it, donnie

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:18 PM

The mount would be pretty bouncy! You would need to leave the legs in the closed position and sit.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:07 AM

That's pretty cool setup. Lighter than the 8 SE Scope. When doing something like this, is balance an important consideration? How is movement up and down...is it smooth?

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

It's like the SE mount was made for the R130sf. It is perfectly balanced, but I use larger premium 1.25 & 2" EPs (Baader, ES, Ethos) and I have not had any clearance problems with the mount. I use the mount with the legs extended and it is more stable with this set up than it is with the C8 OTA. GoTos and tracking are perfect. I also use 70mm & 80mm refractors and a C6 on this mount as well. The R130sf is one of my favorites on this mount.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:36 PM

Here's a 6" newt on an SLT mount on a Hal 130 tripod. The scope is 30" long and will not go above 78 degrees before it hits the tripod but the SLT handles the 6" newt with no problems so I would think the SE mount should be ok for a 6" newt.

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