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#1 wargrafix

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:56 PM

Hi all. I will have brief chance to use my club's C14. I have an atlas pro, and won't be using it for deep sky. Can I get away with it for  planetary?



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Posted 26 May 2020 - 11:51 PM

Hi all. I will have brief chance to use my club's C14. I have an atlas pro, and won't be using it for deep sky. Can I get away with it for  planetary?

 

Here's a thread on using an AZ-EQG with a C-14:  

 

https://www.cloudyni...-capacity-c-14/

 

Hopefully the C-14 has a Losmandy mounting plate and your Atlas has a Losmandy compatible head.  

 

2ndly, you're going to need a fair amount of CWs and the stock retractable CW shaft will be pretty stressed. Balancing the mount will be tricky and it would be best if you had some help.

 

3rdly, your stock altitude adjusters will not like that kind of load, so make sure that the mount is set as close as possible to the correct latitude prior to mounting the OTA

 

4thly, your tripod will be fine fully retracted but could suffer slippage on one or more legs if you extend them, and if the leg clamps slip, it might be a really bad night.



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Posted 27 May 2020 - 03:37 AM

Thats great advice!

 

 

1) It has and my mount has the losmandy mounting

 

2) i need to buy the counterweights. I will use the extended shaft

 

3) Mine already is.

 

4) THe lega fully retrated except for minor adjustments for leveling



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Posted 04 June 2020 - 06:57 AM

Would it present damage to the system? Not including legs. I am referring to gears



#5 SonnyE

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 02:57 PM

Well, you, 1. Don't want to damage the Club Telescope.

But worse yet, 2. You don't want your raspberry hanging because you way overloaded it.

 

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