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Half Hitch Max Load
      #3566805 - 01/17/10 05:28 PM

I have a HH Mark 11 and would like opinions from other owners about mounting a Explore Scientific 127 APO.
Scope is 22lbs. and 36" long. I know Charles under states capacities in his specs. What do you think?


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Wes James
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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: trask]
      #3567007 - 01/17/10 07:18 PM

I think I'd ask him!

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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: Wes James]
      #3567041 - 01/17/10 07:46 PM

The structure can handle twice that load. Whether or not the slow motion will work properly is another story. Furthermore I hope you have a 76" reach because the knobs will be a long distance fro the EP.

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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: SchrödingersCat]
      #3567134 - 01/17/10 08:33 PM

If you go to the H/H website, and scroll all the way down to the bottom, one of the first user pictures you'll see (actually the first) is a TeleVue NP-127... 36.5" long with a 2" diagonal... 15.4 lbs- on a H/H...
I'm surprised the E/S is 7 obs heavier than a TV!
Wes


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: Wes James]
      #3567142 - 01/17/10 08:36 PM

BTW, the Burgess P/H is nice on the H/H, isn't it??
I've got 2... one set up for solar viewing.
Wes


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: SchrödingersCat]
      #3567172 - 01/17/10 08:49 PM

Wes,
I have contacted Charles with this question, I know for a fact he is very occupied at this time and he has not had time to respond.
SchrödingersCat,
I see it different, max distance from eyepiece to center of mount would be 18" and probably less as I use heavy oculars.
So I'm back to the original question, anyone?


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: trask]
      #3567188 - 01/17/10 08:56 PM

Wes,
Yes th PH is great. but if I get the nod on th ES 127 working on the HH all three of my current scopes are going.
I go down to one. I live on the north coast of Oregon and clear skys are mostly a myth here.


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: trask]
      #3567252 - 01/17/10 09:24 PM

Quote:

I have a HH Mark 11 and would like opinions from other owners about mounting a Explore Scientific 127 APO.
Scope is 22lbs. and 36" long. I know Charles under states capacities in his specs. What do you think?




Hi Ike,

I have tried a few scopes and heavy binoviewer setup.

Here is practical limit (TSA102 + BARCON + MarkV + ZAO-II 10):


This is the highest load that I have used (TMB 130SS f/7, BARCON + MarkV + ZAO-II 16), I do not feel secured but it works:


This is what I use (APM 100mm f/5 bino + Denk 14/21 or XW 20/10) and I am very happy with it:


I would think 127mm f/7.5 is a bit pushing for HH.

Tammy

Edited by Tamiji Homma (01/17/10 09:39 PM)


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: Tamiji Homma]
      #3567307 - 01/17/10 09:49 PM

Tammy,
That TBM setup has to be close to the total weight and I could loose the finder scope as I have a RDF on the mount. Maybe if could work.


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: trask]
      #3567331 - 01/17/10 09:59 PM

Oh yeah and Tammy............sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! setups

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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: trask]
      #3567419 - 01/17/10 10:41 PM

Charles via email told me I would need a Berlebach UNI 24
and I'm good to go.


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Re: Half Hitch Max Load new [Re: trask]
      #3567478 - 01/17/10 11:15 PM

Trask-
You live in very beautiful country!
I just bought a used Berlebach UNI 24... hadn't thought of using it with the H/H... might have to give it some thought.
Tamiji- you have some BEAUTIFUL scopes! Love your bino setup.
Wes


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