Using an atx mount. Celestron C8 lists its weight as 19lbs but the 8" edge is 14lbs... Whats the difference?
Whats the difference?
Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:43 AM
12.5lbs is the accepted weight for the bare regular C8 with a CG-5/Vixen style dovetail bar. The EdgeHD model weighs a little bit more. With the wider Losmandy D/CGE dovetail plate (instead of the CG-5/Vixen model) it weighs a little bit more, as it does with the 50mm optical finder. "A little bit" in this context is under a pound.
19lbs would likely be a shipped weight (weight of the box used to ship the OTA).