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Giro iii mount + Taka cn212: possibile?

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#1 Faber

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 06:47 AM

Dear all,
Anyone have experience of a Takahashi cn212 with losmandy saddle carried with success in a giro iii mount, used with a semi coloumn and geoptik wodden tripod? In the past I’ve used giro iii mount with a refractor lzos 130f6 with great success, but now I don’t know...
Sone feedback could be useful. In a balcony point of view I’d like to use a setup like that for quick visual session. I know that a losmandy az8 could be better but also cost a lot and for that amount of money I could buy a goto mount. Thank in advance and best regards.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:05 AM

I looked at the weight of the CN212 and at 8.5 kg you should be fine.

 

I've used mine with a TEC 140 and SV80S dual mounted and it worked just fine.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:39 AM

No worries on the weight however a counter-weight (as seen in Dave's pic) is highly recommended.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

No worries on the weight however a counter-weight (as seen in Dave's pic) is highly recommended.

Mike is right. I always use a counter weight, especially with heavier OTA's.




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