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Stargazer78
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AT10IN not 8IN lol new
      #6053052 - 08/29/13 05:53 PM

Would the cgem dx be able to handle this scope?

Edited by Stargazer78 (08/30/13 04:56 AM)


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Ranger Tim
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Re: AT8IN new [Re: Stargazer78]
      #6053603 - 08/30/13 12:02 AM

I would hope so...

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Jesus Munoz
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Re: AT8IN new [Re: Ranger Tim]
      #6053617 - 08/30/13 12:14 AM

Yes, it will work fine for two reasons: the weight of the scope is 21.6 lbs, plus around 9 lbs of astroimaging gear, then you are around 30 lbs. Your mount can carry 50, so...

Second reason, you'll be working at 800mm, it's very easy to work at that FL.

Hope you share your first astroimages.


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Raginar
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Re: AT8IN new [Re: Jesus Munoz]
      #6053620 - 08/30/13 12:18 AM

Yup. I didn't like mine on my CGEM but the DX should be hefty enough bits really not that big of a scope.

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Stargazer78
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Re: AT8IN new [Re: Raginar]
      #6053820 - 08/30/13 04:55 AM

WHOOPS I meant AT10IN lol

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Raginar
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Re: AT8IN new [Re: Stargazer78]
      #6054031 - 08/30/13 09:14 AM

Lol.n still should be fine.

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Jesus Munoz
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Re: AT8IN [Re: Raginar]
      #6054099 - 08/30/13 10:11 AM

Yes, it will be OK. If you're having tracking problems you can use a slim OAG. Be careful with your balance. I have an EM200 with an Orion XT10 OTA + astroaccesories and it performs very well.

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