I know that the general consensus is going to be a big NO-NO. But bear with me, please...
I own a 9.25 Evolution. I seem to enjoy good skies and would like to get a bit more resolution for planets and a bit more light gathering for DSO and to compensate for Binoviewer light loss. I am just not keen on GEM’s at all.
I love my Evolution mount. I think it’s a fantastic package. I have consistently driven my mount with my C925 OTA AND the following add-ons:
- Starsense auto-align kit
- 9x50 RACI
- Binoviewer with widefield eyepieces
- Baader dovetail 1kg counterweight clamp (for compensating and balancing)
All the above accounts for nearly 3kg, and not only are my gotos still very accurate, the system appears to function well and without stress. Indeed, vibrations are a bit more noticeable, but all in all the system works like a charm.
The C11 is (if I’m not mistaken) only 3 or 4 cm longer than the C9.25, and 3 kilos heavier, so that leads me to believe that, at least in theory, it should be possible to drive a C11 with 1.25 diagonal and eyepieces on the Evolution mount.
I wonder if anybody has tried this combination and what would be your thoughts on this, even if just for fun...