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Largest Mak/Cass on an EQ5?

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#1 Gaz O'C

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:46 PM

Hi all,

I've got a 150mm Mak/Cass on my CG5 and it's a nice portable setup, I just wondered whats the biggest MC that a EQ5/CG5 can handle?

Gaz

#2 celestial_search

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 10:42 PM

For visual (on the CG-5) you can go as high as 30 pounds (about the weight of the C-11 w/visual back, diagonal). I'm note sure what the >150mm MC scopes weigh.

#3 snorkler

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:11 AM

I wouldn't go over 20-25 pounds. I have an SC-8 and an SN-10 that I put on my LXD55/75 mounts. The SN-10 is undermounted on either of those EQ-5 mounts.

#4 Roy McCoy

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:20 PM

Hi Darrell

Does your LXD75 mount have the 2" diameter legs on the tripod or the 1.5" diameter legs?

I am considering getting the new LXD75 with 2 inch legs for my soon to be here mak-newt (MN6.55.5 ? don't know the name yet, appr 20lbs). I have read that the larger diameter leg is a big improvement.

I have seen the newer ASGT mounts with the 2 inch legs holding a 9.25 and it seemed really sturdy to me. So I am hoping (I have autostar spare parts and a controller) that the new LXD75 is equal to the newer ASGT. I haven't even seen a picture of the newer LXD75 yet.

Thanks

Roy


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