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AlienRatDog
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iOptron iEQ45 and mewlon 250 new
      #4459584 - 03/19/11 10:34 AM

For purely visual work, would this mount be adequate?

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Trev
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Re: iOptron iEQ45 and mewlon 250 new [Re: AlienRatDog]
      #4460180 - 03/19/11 03:33 PM

Well the Mewlon wieghts 27lbs and the EQ45 is rated for 45lbs I don't see a problem with it.

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mak7
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Re: iOptron iEQ45 and mewlon 250 [Re: AlienRatDog]
      #4460320 - 03/19/11 04:57 PM

My Mewlon 250s with rings, dovetail, diagonal and EP comes close to 38 lbs. With proper balance on my HyperTuned CGEM, I seem to be acceptable for visual. Run it at reduced slew rate to help save motors and gears.
Biggest problem I had on the CGEM was the spindly CG5 tripod. Fixed that with a TPI leg spreader and damping time is about 1.5 seconds, from 5 or 6 seconds before the spreader.
The iOptron has 5 lbs more rated capacity than the CGEM.

Toss a coin, but I want a bigger mount.
Brad


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