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wz2
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Re: C14 mount new [Re: Petrus351]
      #5596592 - 12/30/12 05:19 PM

How about a Losmandy Titan? It might break your budget but it will certainly handle that scope.

Chris


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Re: C14 mount new [Re: wz2]
      #5596944 - 12/30/12 09:26 PM

TItan is eye-poppingly heavy, heavier than a CGE Pro..

If money is not an issue as the OP says, then definitely the best bet would be an AP900GTO on a Rob Miller Tri36M. Chris Go uses this combo (AP900GTO + C14) on a permanent pier for all his Jupiter imaging.


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wz2
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Re: C14 mount new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5597060 - 12/30/12 10:36 PM

Some AP900's are starting to come up on Astromart, too, at fair prices. Yes, could be a good alternative.

Chris


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Re: C14 mount new [Re: wz2]
      #5597131 - 12/30/12 11:24 PM

or a new PMX. about the same price as a used AP900. but needing a PC all the time is a drag..

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Re: C14 mount new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5597579 - 12/31/12 09:24 AM

I would get the AP900. It's been around for a long time and it's a proven performer.

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