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James Cunningham
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Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor?
      #4452280 - 03/15/11 07:41 PM

Currently, I have a CG-5 mount for my Celestron 6" refractor. I am not into photography yet. Are there any goto mounts that can hold about 30 lbs?

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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #4452294 - 03/15/11 07:48 PM

Do you have a budget in mind?

Or, is this a trick question

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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4452307 - 03/15/11 07:53 PM

Not a trick question. I do not like the GEM mount. I am used to alt/az mounts. I should have included in my post that I was looking for a goto alt/az mount to hold the 150mm scope.

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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #4452319 - 03/15/11 07:59 PM

Hello James,
Ahh.., thanks for clarifying

Now the bad news..,

Unfortunately, having been on that quest myself in the recent past (payload x moment arm) the consensus was that such an animal does not exist

But that was last year - so perhaps things have progressed since then?

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skybsd


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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4452330 - 03/15/11 08:02 PM

I wish there was some way to hook up the 6" to the SCT mount.

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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #4452347 - 03/15/11 08:17 PM

Hi James,
Yeah - I know, but it'd introduce problems with dealing with Zenith that the SCT Alt-Az mounts are not designed to deal with..,

Best of wishes..,

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skybsd


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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: skybsd]
      #4452382 - 03/15/11 08:31 PM

http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=439-277-13654

Capable of supporting up to 33lbs but like skybsd said, your refractor may be too long for this mount to handle moment arm. Contact the manufacturer and tell them your spec.

Peter


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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #4452389 - 03/15/11 08:37 PM

Yeah, thats what I am looking for.

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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #4452948 - 03/16/11 02:29 AM

As a Minitower user, I was hopeful that the MT Pro could work for me. I talked to iOptron recently about the ability of the MT Pro to handle a Lunt LS152 solar refractor which is about 30 lbs with the filter module in place. They recommended against it. They instead recommended the EQ45 which unfortunately is a GEM, but is rated for 45 lbs and is relatively lightweight.

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Re: Any goto mounts to hold a 6" refractor? new [Re: johnpd]
      #4454733 - 03/16/11 10:19 PM

Wonder if they make a Harmonic Mount that is alt/az??

Tonyf


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