Hi. In December, I will be taking delivery of a TEC 250mm Apo and a 10 Micron GM 3000 mount. Yuri, at TEC has asked what I would prefer to connect the scope to the mount with. I'm hoping to get some advice on the choice for that here. ... There are AP 15" and 24" plates that do not use a dovetail (apparently). There is also 10 Micron's own system that uses a Maxi dovetail clamping plate and flange connector to the mount. 10 Micron's system seems to be smaller than the large AP plates, but it is recommended for large scopes. Here are the links for their product(s):
I will be doing astro-imaging with the setup, so I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on which connecting setup would be the most stable and useful? Does a setup with only a connector plate work better or should I go for the 10 Micron dovetail plate and flange connection system? ... I thought that 10 Micron would know the best system to connect their own mounts to a large telescope, but their system seems to be considerably smaller than the AP plates. ... Any comments, wisdom, advice would be very much appreciated! Thank you in advance.