Max OTA for SVP mount
Posted 28 March 2004 - 12:25 AM
Would the Orion SkyView Pro mount support a Celestron 8" or 10" SCT? Thanks.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:05 AM
Meade's optical tubes are heavier than Celestron's but the 8" would still be OK; their 10" would be right at the edge.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:08 AM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:26 AM
I have used a 10" Meade on a similar mount and it worked but seemed a little heavy for it. The 8" is a nice match.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 09:03 PM
The 8" should be ok for casual viewing and some short planetary webcam astro photography........But will still probably produce less than satisfacory results for a mount of this size.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:24 AM
I don't think I'd go beyond an 8" OTA on this mount. OK, maybe the 9¼ for visual use only. I would think you'd want something bigger for a 10" or larger OTA.
I use my MK66 on the SVP and this OTA is probably around 14 pounds with Telrad, diagonal and an eyepiece... slightly more when I get my Denkmeiers.