Size of a 127mm Mak, all packed up?
Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:29 PM
Can anyone give me an idea of how large a 127mm Mak on an EQ3-sized mount, with tripod, is when all packed up to go? Even better, does anyone have a photo of what it looks like when packed up, tripod folded, OTA and accessories in a hard-case, etc.?
I have been swaying back and forth between an 8" dob and a 5" Mak (Orion or Skywatcher, whatever) on an EQ3 mount as my first scope.
Both would fit in my car for transport, both weigh about the same, all-told, but I think that the Mak will pack up a lot smaller. I could fit myself and the Dob in my car and that would be about it, so I could not take it with me on a road-trip, for example.
I think the Dob would be a better scope in that I would see more with it... but I'd have less opportunity to use it, because it's much more awkward. On the other hand, the Mak would be a little more complex (equatorial mount) but if I can pack it up nicely, I'd be more inclined to take it out observing.
Opinions gladly accepted! Thanks!
Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:29 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 05:56 PM
I can't answer about the tripod.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:28 AM
and depending on what type it is.eq3,cg5,one odf the orion's etc.but basically your talkig small golf bag.
(golf bag duffles can make good tripod cases)
Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:10 AM