I use different mounts at different times, depending on what kind of observing I'm doing, but I have several Wheeley Bars, and I use one of them with my APM 152 sometimes, especially when I'm using an equatorial mount... Yes, I have rotator cuff and severe back issues, so it can be a lifesaver... And my age, at 77, is beginning to be a liability as well. But at least my eyes still work... Better than 20/20 since cataract surgery... Heheheh!
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Yeah, right now, it's not the weight that's the problem, it's lifting up & over about shoulder height... OUCH! Pain is so bad, it's distracting -- at a moment when I need to be not-distracted (putting the scope in its rings). My Tinsley 6" Cass weighs a bit more than the APM, but it's short / stubby, and the cradle height on its original mount is over a foot shorter than the APM's. Lifting height is lower, which makes a big difference.
I wonder is the scope curse works in reverse? I've parted with my largest refractor, so are the skies gonna get clear...