Quote:I just got an 150 mm Orion Mak OTA
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Any concerns or problems with the 150mm Mak on the Vixen Polaris? This is what I want to do. What weight do you calculate the mount is carrying? 7 kg?, 8 kg?, 9 kg? Any stability problems from all that weight? What size counterweight do you use? As you can tell, I am concerned about weight and want to keep the Grab and Go capability of this setup.
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Quote:The Polaris carries it all with elan, something I cannot say about the CG5 which always seems overwhelmed with anything larger than a 6" f/5 Newt or a 3.5" f/11 'frac. The CG5 is just not grab-n-go, though it will easily carry the Mak.
Quote:Shane,Quote:The Polaris carries it all with elan, something I cannot say about the CG5 which always seems overwhelmed with anything larger than a 6" f/5 Newt or a 3.5" f/11 'frac. The CG5 is just not grab-n-go, though it will easily carry the Mak.I've never used a Polaris, but I agree with the comments about the CG5. I experimented with mounting a 10" f/5 Newt and then an 8" f/6 Newt on my CG5. No sir, I would not advise it. That mount is maxed out by about a 6" f/5 Newt or 6" Mak.Mike