Quote:Is anyone using a 5" plus refractor on this mount and if so which scope and how stable is it ??
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Quote:I used to mount my 6" Jaegers f/10 on a Super Polaris mount. It worked, but it's beyond the upper limit for that mount. Probably similar for a GPDX.I would think a 5" would be okay, though, depending on focal length.-Tim.
Quote: I would assume that the GP-DX should be pretty much equivalent to the SP-DX with both mounts being fairly equivalent to the Losmandy G8 from my experience with that mount.Barry Simon
Quote:The SP-DX is a bit heftier than the GP-DX and if you can find one used is a viable option. Nice mount. regards Greg N
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Quote: I would be very curious to know how long it takes the telescopes pictured above to settle down with this test. If that long or longer for visual use it may be just an annoyance, if astrophotography is contemplated it would be a very serious challenge.
Quote:I have one of each....SP-DX and GP-DX.....other than the electrics there doesnt appear to be a lot of difference....ie the motors use different connectors, things like that.
Quote:The GM8 did a very good job of even supporting my AP 152 F9.Jeff
Quote:Quote:The GM8 did a very good job of even supporting my AP 152 F9.Jeff Ouch! Get thee a G11...