Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 40mm Orion Optilux, 35mm, 30mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel),1.6x Antares barlow.
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Jc ATM 10" F6.1, 1/25th wave spec (max wavefront error +/- 1/12.6 in zone 4 of 6, sodium light ), 6" F7 spec, 127mm F9.4 achro Refractor, Criterion DX8, 10 x 50 bin, SP mount/Synscan goto. ETX80 (finder) Canon 20D, PST DSI 1, Butenschön 125mm F13.4 refractor, diy spectroscope and curiosity
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:I think "easily handle a 20lb scope" is a bit much.I've had a 22lb C9.25 on my GP several times and it ain't happy. Consider that the C9.25 is quite short.
Quote:Here's a tripod that would be much more stable - $100:http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=725584
Quote:Quote:Here's a tripod that would be much more stable - $100:http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=725584 Steve, Do you think that tripod would be more stable than one of these which I currently have it on:http://www.alsastro.com/I'm really happy with this tripod - very well built, but as I said, I do think the major source of the vibrations is the legs flexing a bit where they join the base of the SP mount.Dave
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.