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rolandlinda3
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Anyone a MC with an iEQ45? new
      #5846801 - 05/07/13 10:37 PM

I know one person doing this in Pa, and he is very pleased. Just collecting reports because I am in the mood to get something better than my entry level LXD75 but still stay portable so I don't have to breath hard. And, I want things to point and track better for my astro video work.

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jchaller
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Re: Anyone a MC with an iEQ45? new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #5846870 - 05/07/13 11:12 PM

CN member Michael Rapp went to a iEQ45 from the LXD75. Seems he has taken a break from Video, but he still posts in other forumns. Here's a link to his thread:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4643918/page...


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mega256
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Re: Anyone a MC with an iEQ45? [Re: jchaller]
      #5854375 - 05/11/13 08:42 PM

I am Very happy with my Ieq45 and C11-HD with a meade 3.3 reducer it works well. Your C8 should do very well as it is lighter..
I use this set up for all my video cameras


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Re: Anyone a MC with an iEQ45? new [Re: mega256]
      #5862221 - 05/15/13 01:29 PM

Thanks very much for your note, Bob. What do you figure your C11 arrangement weighs? My C8 setup (with a plate that also mounts an 80ED) runs about 30#, which is probably about what you are running. Thanks for reading.

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Re: Anyone a MC with an iEQ45? new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #5865641 - 05/16/13 07:07 PM

Yes that's about right..I keep the C11 light at about 32#..
The mount tracks and is stable enough .I would keep the tripod low and do a good balance job...Its easy with there electronic routine.I use a 3.3 reducer most of the time.


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Re: Anyone a MC with an iEQ45? new [Re: mega256]
      #5870367 - 05/18/13 10:08 PM

Thanks, Bob. Appreciate the reply.

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