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Doug76
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Re: Atlas load new [Re: rmollise]
      #4518566 - 04/14/11 07:49 PM

I agree Rod, the more I use it the better I like it.

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alpal
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Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: Atlas load new [Re: idealistic]
      #4518577 - 04/14/11 07:55 PM

I believe the correct imaging load is under 10Kgs & the correct
visual use load is under 20Kgs.


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Asimov
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Re: Atlas load new [Re: alpal]
      #4518624 - 04/14/11 08:11 PM

Forget about 'correctness' I would suggest.

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Zaphod
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Reged: 11/21/07

Re: Atlas load new [Re: Asimov]
      #4518640 - 04/14/11 08:22 PM

I have one on the way, should get here early next month. It will only have to cary a AT6RC and guide scope so should be not problem for the mount. I do live in Oklahoma though,"where the wind comes sweeping down the plain".
-Bob


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alpal
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Re: Atlas load new [Re: Asimov]
      #4518712 - 04/14/11 08:46 PM

Quote:

Forget about 'correctness' I would suggest.




I don't because I am after the tightest looking pin point stars
that I can get with imaging over 5 minute & longer sub-frames.


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Dmitri F
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Re: Atlas load new [Re: alpal]
      #4518802 - 04/14/11 09:22 PM

mega256,

Thanks for the advice on the 6" extension. I am waiting for to see if Scopestuff is at NEAF - if not then I'll give them a call.

I certainly use the wider mounting plate than the one that came with my mount. Mine is made by Astrophysics for Losmandy bars, and I had an adapter made in a local machine shop. Not cheap altogeter (AP plate + Losmandy bar + custom adaptor) but works really well.


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vinnie
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Loc: Queensland, Australia
Re: Atlas load new [Re: Dmitri F]
      #4519635 - 04/15/11 07:22 AM

http://www.astroholic.com/showthread.php?t=1146

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