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StargazerBill
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8" SCT on iOptron MiniTower?
      #3218040 - 07/14/09 05:37 PM

I may soon have the 8" OTA off my Meade LX90 that will need a mount. I am weighing my options at this point. I want to retain go-to and prefer an AltAz mount. Has anyone any experience with a scope this size on the MiniTower? Too much for this mount?

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37;23N 80;10W (Jet Stream Alley)

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Orion ST 120
Orion XT6i
Meade 8" SCT
Sky-Watcher 10" Dob
GSO 42mm Wide Field
Meade 5000 UWA 24, 18, 14, 8.8, 6.7, 4.7mm




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Dr Benway
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Re: 8" SCT on iOptron MiniTower? new [Re: StargazerBill]
      #3218167 - 07/14/09 07:09 PM

I use my Celestron C8 with the Mini Tower with no weight issues.

John

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Explore Scientific ED127
Takahashi NJP
Takahashi EM-10
iOptron IEQ45 Modified
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QHY9M
QHY9C
QHY22
SBIG STF-8300M
Modded Canon XT

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Al Canarelli
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Re: 8" SCT on iOptron MiniTower? new [Re: Dr Benway]
      #3218607 - 07/14/09 11:59 PM

So do I...with no problems.

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