Wondering if any Ioptron an SkyW users could chime in here. I'm thinking my true payload is closer to 10/C-6 &12/80mm.
Cube Pro or AZ GTI with C-6 / Esprit 80
Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:59 PM
The C6 is att the top weight for the AZ GTi. Max is given as 5Kg and C6 is 4.5Kg, add an eyepiece and you are there. If I recall Skywatcher might put their 125 (5") on the mount but that is below a C6. So would say not a good idea.
No idea about the iOptron.
Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:10 PM
I have a SW Az-GTi and a ETX-125 Terabeam w/ rings & small dovetail.
If I put a William Optics diagonal, it's too much and that doesn't even count an eyepiece & finder scope....
Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:56 PM
I use an AZ-GTI on a heavy duty photo tripod rated for 26lbs, which makes it quite sturdy. I regularly put my 102ED on it which is right at about 10lbs with my 2" accessories. The mount handles it just fine and I don't feel it is overloaded at all. There are some shakes when focusing but I attribute it more to the longer moment arm of an F/7 refractor than I do the weight. Think it could probably handle another pound or two if it was a cassegrain. I wouldn't hesitate at all to put a 10lb C6 on mine.