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rflinn68
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Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: frebie]
      #5854843 - 05/12/13 04:38 AM

Alrighty then, AT16RC it is!!

Yeah right! I'm just now getting my guiding lined out enough to get round stars on my C8 at 1260mm. I have been eyeing the AT8RC though.


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JoseBorrero
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Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5858694 - 05/13/13 09:57 PM

What's the weight on that one?
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As long as everything goes as planned the 16" Truss System RC should be available this summer. $6995 is a steal for a scope of this size and quality.




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Reged: 06/07/04

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Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #5859267 - 05/14/13 07:40 AM

Not real sure. Gonna guess around 80 pounds.

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JoseBorrero
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Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: Astronomics]
      #5882484 - 05/24/13 02:53 PM

80 pounds is kinda cutting edge for current mounts; Losmandy, even paramount , and most AP mount.

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Reged: 04/29/08

Loc: Neither here nor there.
Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #5883983 - 05/25/13 01:32 PM

80 lbs for the AT16RC is a guesstimate. However, the RCOS carbon fiber truss R-C was/is specified as weighing ~95 to ~99 lbs.

The Software Bisque Paramount ME II shows a total instrument payload capacity of 240 lbs. The 95 lbs RCOS 16" is shown on their website as being mounted on the earlier 150 lb payload capacity Software Bisque Paramount ME, so the 240 lb capacity ME II should be able to hold the AT16RC easily.

The Losmandy HGM Titan mount lists a "photographic instrument payload capacity" of 100 lbs (presumably the total payload capacity is greater than that). The HGM Titan should be able to hold the AT16RC.

The Astro-Physics 1600GTO has a total payload capacity of 220 lbs, while the 3600GTO "el Capitan" has a capacity of 300 lbs. Surely both of these mounts should be able to hold the 16" AT R-C comfortably.


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JoseBorrero
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Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: frebie]
      #5884128 - 05/25/13 02:45 PM

Thanks frebie for the info

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frolinmod
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Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: AT16RC Coming this summer new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #5884542 - 05/25/13 07:02 PM

One of the problems you encounter at that weight level is that the standard Losmandy "D" dovetail is not really quite up to the task. A larger more robust dovetail or other attachment mechanism does a better job. Fortunately this is made particularly easy with the Versaplate on Paramount mounts because they're robust and versatile enough to easily accept all sorts of add-on attachments. I wouldn't sweat it.

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