Quote:...as an intermediate mount between the 1200 (81 lbs) and the 3600 (205 lbs), something like a 130ish lbs Astro-Physics mount would be still transportable for a determined individual (RA-unit approx. 80 lbs as the heaviest part), and would handle loooong refractors, like an 8" f/20, or big & heavy imaging scopes, like the CDK 17 & 20.Do you think there's a "gap" between the 1200 and the 3600 ?Could Astro-Physics touch a market segment with a 130 lbs "2400GTO" mount ?Regards,Ralph
Quote: The 140 lbs rating applies to short, compact scopes.
Quote:M13, skybsd,So what about that 8" f/20, 50 lbs refractor ?The 140 lbs rating applies to short, compact scopes.Example: I've seen a 30 lbs 6" f/17.5 D&G mounted on the AP 900 (rated for 70 lbs), and the owner remarked that the 900 was barely adequate in holding it stable enough. He suggested the 1200 would be more appropiate for that 30 lbs refractor.Regards,Ralph
Quote: Well, maybe I should just pull the trigger and see how the AP1200 would handle the 8" f/20 refractor...
Quote: It is right now on sale for $12,500. It is a steal for anyone from the euro zone.
Quote:Quote: It is right now on sale for $12,500. It is a steal for anyone from the euro zone. Errr., Nope, nope , and..., no Regards,skybsd
Quote:The question is, can we take the manufacturer's stated capacity as gospel ?
In the light that some are more conservative than others with their specs.
Don't want to stir a hornet's nest, but are there opinions if the Pm ME ("150lbs cap.") is as beefy as the AP1200 ("140lbs cap.) ?
As a purely visual guy, I don't like to use a labtop in the field (like the Pm ME requires).
Quote:Quote:Quote: It is right now on sale for $12,500. It is a steal for anyone from the euro zone. Errr., Nope, nope , and..., no Regards,skybsd Sure, but he does not have to use an european dealer.