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ZeusB
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On marrying my OTA ...
      #5649955 - 01/29/13 10:02 AM

Newbie here. I have an 8" dob (Zhumell) that I've had for a year. I was thinking of marrying it to a Meade LX80 mount, but I'm not sure if that would work weight and balance-wise. I was just wondering if any of you more experienced folks could provide me with some advice. Thanks! -Rick

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neotesla
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Re: On marrying my OTA ... new [Re: ZeusB]
      #5650169 - 01/29/13 12:07 PM

I think the OTA of the Z12 is about 50 lbs, and that would be beyond the carrying capacity of the LX80 in both Alt Az or EQ mode.

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orlyandico
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Re: On marrying my OTA ... new [Re: neotesla]
      #5650207 - 01/29/13 12:29 PM

its an 8" not a 12" but i believe its f5 so 40" long.

i think it would demolish an LX80...


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Re: On marrying my OTA ... new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5650248 - 01/29/13 12:49 PM

and when you're done with that, pick up the car and carry it into the garage.........

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korborh
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Re: On marrying my OTA ... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5650580 - 01/29/13 03:28 PM

it is f/6

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