“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
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Quote:The title says it all. Is the Berelbach Planet tripod sturdy enough to handle an A-P 900 and a typical A-P 900 sized payload (i.e., a C14 or big 6-7" APO OTA)?Thanks,Jim
Quote:I own one and although I think the rating of the tripod says "yes" my personal answer is "no."
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Best regards, Patrik Iver 60°N, 22°E
Quote:I can't comment on the load capcity of a Berlebach Planet - I've only had a bit more than 20 kg or so on mine, but I do agree on the stock leg angle. Which is why I ordered mine with a wider stance.
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis