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Reged: 08/13/08

Loc: Heidelberg, Germany
Re: APM's largest mount too good to be true? [Re: Jerome Ni]
      #3985690 - 08/16/10 05:06 AM

no worm wheels used - this mount employs friction wheels of 14 inches diameter, so there are NO periodic errors...

BUT... those 600 kg would be much reduced if you'd want to mount a long-focus refractor. For example, a 16 inch F/20 D&G achromat OTA would weigh about 100 kg, but because of the long arm of torque would very likely be the limit even for this mount!

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