Quote:For example, could I put my Orion XT10 classic on a Meade LX75 or equivelant mount? I don't see why not, it meets the weight requirement, but I don't know if there is something different in how a newt is constructed when it's made for a dob mount or a gem that would make incompatable. I really enjoy mt XT10 but I can help but wish for tracking.
Quote:A friend is using a 12" Newtonian on a EQ6. He is very proud.
David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob 66mm WO SD AT 65EDQ APO Refractor Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount iOptron ZEQ25 mount Canon 60Da
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Quote:could I put my Orion XT10 classic on a Meade LX75 or equivelant mount?
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90 RAPTOR MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar EYEPIECES:31T5;D14;D8;P20;P25;P32;TMB9 The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Quote: Quote:could I put my Orion XT10 classic on a Meade LX75 or equivelant mount? Celestron still sells their C10N-GT which sits on the CG5 mount which is pretty much the same as the LXD75. So they must think it's okay. I've used that configuration before and found it to be somewhat marginal. The main difficulty in putting so much weight on the mount comes when trying to focus the scope. The slightest touch can cause vibrations which take a few seconds to dampen out. Touching your face against the eyepiece can do the same thing.The other thing is that a 10" Newt on an EQ mount can be just plain difficult to use. The contortions required to get to the eyepiece can sometimes be painful, depending on where the scope is pointed. Patrick
The fact that Celestron will sell you a 10 inch Newtonian on the CG-5 mount doesn't mean it is a good choice, it just means they are willing to sell it...