MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
“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
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:A 9.25 can be mounted on a GC5 (barely), the 10 and 11 you need at least a CGEM/Atlas type mount. A T-REX would also carry of the OTA's mentioned.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote:Uncle Rod, I am a firm believer in the XW Budhha and his saying: "You can never overmount a telescope but you can sure undermount"Personally I was never too happy with the CG5 and the 9.25 even with Anti Vibration pads, when I got the CGEM, I was much happier, but rock solid is a C8 on an Atlas/CGEM. I think a C11 really needs a CGEM as a start or preferrably a CGEM DX. I am thinking of a CGEM DX for my 9.25.
Quote:The Giro III will handle a C11 with the Atlas/CGEM tripod and some counter weighting. Mine is German made, but I guess they are now Chinese, selling as the "ES Twilight GIRO-III/Azimuth double mount."