hello to my fellow amateur astronomers!
im currently looking for some initial feed back for those who mainly own the Meade LX90,LX200 line of sct cassagrain telescopes.its just a idea at moment and there are no development ideas on paper at moment.however if there was a purpose made foldable up right trolley for the Meade 8-14” sct telescope would you buy one!?the 8”-10” LX90 ACF is mostly manageable to most to the back yard amateur astronomers alike as doesn’t useally have to be moved to far!?however the 12” LX90 ACF slighty different story carried 100metres or so then need a 5-10min break before you plonk on the tripod and besides I do suffer from a weak back now.(the bigger the scope usually means more weight).
ive already tried useing an foldable aluminium upright trolley with just a small base on and couple of tensioning straps and does work to a certain degree and does serve its purpose in short distances.however the weight is not the issue but the curvature of the OTA on the forks can make it a little unstable and damage that nice paint job so maybe could just use some kind of foam.however what my brain wave is about(watch for the thunderstorms nere you now) is I would like to see something like in the Meade blue
not important I know.something light weight in construction and foldable.and the scope would,nt be doing a balancing act as it would have interchangeable locking brackets for the the 8”-14” OTA and forks so the bracket physically sits in a concave pattern of the OTA so movement wouldn’t be an issue and either straps or quick release type mechanism.i just feel there is not enough easier transport type methods for your exspensive kit.not only this will allow the user for easier transportation just perhaps you could go up a notch on that larger scope especially for taking to dark sky sites
kind regards to you all Sean.