20" MidnighTelescope f/5 8" f/15 Achro(project),AR6, C11, Parallax PI-250 ED102SS, FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS, 80mm NighthawkII w/TMB Fluorite Optics, SV70ED, AT66ED LXD75, Mini-tower, GPDX, ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, GM-100,GM-150EX, G11, GM-200, Gemini G40 4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier MidnighTelescope 12.5" F/5 Dob Bogart GA
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Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Blog: Astronomy & Living by Hernando
Quote:Any chance a CG-5 GT can do the job with any 6" refractor like a faster/shortest tube one? (contemplated next project). Thanks.Best,
Don "Don't worry about what telescope you own, or its quality. Just get out under the night sky and enjoy God's wondrous universe" Thomas Back.
Quote:Hi everyone,At this moment I am using a EQ6 Pro (pier mounted) as a mount for my telescopes. For small telescopes this mount is rock steady. But a 150mm f/8 refractor (12kg without acc.) is a different story. The EQ6 is not 'overloaded' but at its maximum due too the long tube. Which mount (reasonably priced) would be needed to make this big refractor also rock steady ? Would a G11 be enough ?Thanks for your advice.Jeroen