Weight capacity HEQ 5
Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:21 PM
My questions is would I be pushing the mount too hard? I also have to consider that I am in a colder environment in the spring and fall where I live.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:38 PM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:57 PM
We use the Kwiq now, qhy5 in a 9x50, works great with the HEQ5 and the EQ6. It's far lighter than the st80, and much easier to deal with.
We have upgraded the refractor, so, the TOA-130 has pre-empted the EQ6. The C8 will go onto the HEQ5 when we set it up, and I have no doubts that it will be handled just fine, C8 with the Kwiq guide setup.
Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:06 AM
Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:17 PM
I used my 6 inch refractor and mount together many times. For visual it was great, but astrophotography required a good still night and for me to stay far away from the mount.