AP Traveler and C11 Dual Mounting Options??
Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:00 PM
I have an AP Traveler, which I love, and just purchased a C11 XLT (and added the .63 focal reducer), which has its limitations compared to the Traveler, but obviously gives me access to way more deep sky objects than a 4" refractor ever could.
I am now thinking about pairing them on the same mount to get the best of both worlds, and am interested in opinions on mounting solutions.
Currently, I have the C11 on CG5-GT on a Scopebuggy and typically use the Traveler with a DM-4 on a Manfrotto 475. I know the CG5 isn't the fanciest mount in the world, but I have to say I love the ease of use of the Celestron system. It takes me 5-10 minutes tops to do a 2+2 alignment. That being said, though stable with the C11, it is clearly at its limit and I couldn't possibly add the Traveler to it.
I have zero interest in astrophotgraphy.
I'm thinking about going with a CGEM DX over a Losmandy G11. My plan would be to leave the entire setup on the Scopebuggy (maybe just taking the Traveler off and on as needed).
I'd appreciate this community's thoughts.
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