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noah way
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stable enough for a 40" refractor? new
      #3608514 - 02/06/10 12:55 PM

Should be rock-solid with my 102 ...



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Ken Ross
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Reged: 12/24/09

Loc: New York
Re: stable enough for a 40" refractor? new [Re: noah way]
      #3608941 - 02/06/10 04:40 PM

You better check Noah. The load limit on the Ioptron Cube is 7-11 lbs. There's a misprint on the refractor size in your ad when it says 'refractors of 40"'. It should be 'refractors not more than 4"'.

I've got an ES127 and it sits on the Ioptron Mini Tower. That unit has a load capacity of 25lbs.

Of course you could be kidding too!


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noah way
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Re: stable enough for a 40" refractor? new [Re: Ken Ross]
      #3609031 - 02/06/10 05:30 PM

Somehow I didn't think they had this in mind:

"The lens itself is 40 inches across, and the tube is 63 feet long."


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adamsp123
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Loc: welshpool mid wales UK
Re: stable enough for a 40" refractor? new [Re: noah way]
      #3609067 - 02/06/10 05:48 PM

I think they meant the length of the tube.

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Ken Ross
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Re: stable enough for a 40" refractor? [Re: noah way]
      #3609624 - 02/06/10 11:15 PM

Quote:

Somehow I didn't think they had this in mind:

"The lens itself is 40 inches across, and the tube is 63 feet long."




Man, can you imagine the tripod that's required!


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