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#1 nva

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:38 PM

Question was if a M2C could mount an average 5 inch triplet refractor and the answer is probably.

I was looking for an alt az mount with encoders in a grab and go ish style that is not undermounted without going straight to a discmount.

 

I guess the AZ8 is another option at its next production run.

 

Twilight ii is also an option but the encoders seem to be quit creative and don't have much feedback.

 

If anyone has opinions they are welcome though.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:45 PM

What was the question?



#3 John Miele

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:29 AM

My M2C handles my relatively heavy AT115EDT f7 scope with a focus motor and a losmandy plate installed very well. I can focus steadily on planets up to 150x and it damps out in maybe 1.5 seconds. I use vsps under my tripod at all times.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:32 PM

I've seen maybe 2 people use this mount head and a 18-20 lb refractor, anyone else have any experience?



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:38 PM

Stellarvue claims when the M2C is paired with their stainless steel tripod will hold their SVX130T. I have a SV102T on my M2C coupled to a wood Vixen GP tripod. My 102 is probably about 13 maybe 14 pounds with diagonal, finder and eyepiece and it doesn't strain it at all. 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:08 PM

Stellarvue claims when the M2C is paired with their stainless steel tripod will hold their SVX130T. I have a SV102T on my M2C coupled to a wood Vixen GP tripod. My 102 is probably about 13 maybe 14 pounds with diagonal, finder and eyepiece and it doesn't strain it at all. 

Yes - I saw that. Also, I saw somewhere (maybe high point scientific)  a max of 25lbs payload but not sure with which tripod. I have the complete M2C system with the heavy duty celestron tripod and it supports my SV102 with absolutely no problem. I am planning to use it with my new SV125 (16.6 Ibs) when it arrives. Hope this helps.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:39 PM

I grabbed the M2C mount only a few weeks or so ago and put it on an Oberwerk TR3. Using the 120 Evostar and the only place I have a gripe is swapping heavy eyepieces, it will nose dive. With smaller eyepieces (Delite, T6) all is fine. No jitters while focusing with the fine knob with any eyepieces. I wouldn't want anything longer than the 120 on it and I have a 130mm triplet here (26 pounds) and I wouldn't even consider putting that heavy nosed thing on it. I also have the AZ8 and the Twilight II here and they do fine with the 130 and a counterweight. Just me, but I'm not even trying the 130 on the M2C.

 

 

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#8 nva

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:47 AM

I think I found a 14 lb refractor i like, I'm pretty sure it will work. My tripod after measuring will likely not work, oh well.


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