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Anyone using a C6 on a SLT for EAA?

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#1 Jeff Lee

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:02 AM

I've used a C5 on my SLT with great success. However,  I now do mainly EAA and with my C90 (USA starbright rubber coated) I use my small sensor 224 and either the FR6.3 or the Meade FR3.3 or a .5 on the 1 1/4" ZWO adapter.

The camera is very light, but a C6 is over the rated loaded. Most of my exposures are less than 8 seconds.

Anyone using a C6 for either visual or EAA here (posting this on the Celestron forum also). Does it over tax the mount?



#2 bdyer22

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:17 PM

I've used a 127mm Mak on an SLT mount - 8.6 lbs according to Orion.  It did fine.  just had to wait for the vibrations to settle when adjusting focus.  It'll require some patience and a light touch. 

 

C6 is 10lbs.  I think it could work.



#3 mikenoname

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:18 AM

The weakest link of the SLT is the tripod. I have mine on a solid, homemade tripod based on the one I linked below and I think it would be fine with a C6.

 

http://www.eyesonthe...eTripod2x4.aspx


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