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Quote:I've read that the GM-8 and G-11 mounts have instrument capacities of 30 and 60 pounds respectively. Most folks say cut that in half for imaging. Is that the case with the Losmandy mounts?
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14.5" Starmaster with ServoCat and Argo Navis 1966 Unitron 4" Model 152 EQ Tec 140 TV NP101 f/5.4 APO Telvue .8 Focal Reducer FLI ML8300 and CFW-2-7 filter wheel Astrodon Gen2 RGBL 2" filters Baader 2" Narrow Band Filters Borg 50mm Guide Scope/ATIK Titan Guide Camera AstroPhysics AP900 Losmandy GM-8 Gemini
Quote:Rainer, Thanks for the encouragement!! That's a helluva Horsehead you have there!! The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to turn up the gain a bit and go with the G11.. The $ difference for the extra capacity seems worthwhile.
Quote:Hi Jarad,How do you like the VC200L?Blueman
Quote:If you are looking for a long focal length imaging scope in this aperture range that can handle a full frame CCD chip, there really isn't anything else that's close.
Quote:All of this talk about upgrades, modifications, 76 second error, concerns me a bit. How are they 'out of the box'? Brand new? Or maybe look for one someone has tinkered with?
Quote:I heard the AT RC8 will no longer feature (or offer) the Feathertouch and that they can not say a Feathertouch will even fit the scope. It seems to be the same focuser that the 6" uses and it will not handle a 3 lb camera, according to Astro-Tech. So, not sure what to say about the 8" model, may not be good for cameras like my ST2000xm with filter wheel.Cost $1395Blueman
Quote: If an average performance in PE is + or - 4"to 7", then this mount does little (if anything) to warrant the extra cash out of the box. I should think that an Atlas, Sirius, or CGEM is capable of these numbers as well.
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