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#1 StarAlert

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 03:26 PM

I’ve read several posts from people scattered throughout the CN forums wondering what the AZ Pro is capable of handling. iOptron states that the mount can handle 33lbs on the right side and 10lbs on the left side. In order to provide a “one-stop-shop” for what people are mounting on the AZ Pro, perhaps you can just post a picture of what you have mounted on yours. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words...
 

I mount a TSA 120 with binoviewer (total weight is just a bit over 20lbs) and it’s rock steady. Looking to upgrade to 140mm-150mm. I’m pretty confident this mount will easily hold and track with 25lbs 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 03:38 PM

My old Orion 115 Eon and my C-8/E with Esprit 80 along side.

I am going to try my new Esprit 120 on it this coming winter.

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 03:53 PM

Some of the time I have mine in dual scope mode consisting of an Equinox 120ED 18.5lbs on the primary saddle and the iOptron 152 Mak  17lbs  on the secondary side . Works just fine. With careful azimuth and Alt balancing you should be ok with 25lbs that you wish to proceed to.

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 05:20 PM

Some of the time I have mine in dual scope mode consisting of an Equinox 120ED 18.5lbs on the primary saddle and the iOptron 152 Mak  17lbs  on the secondary side . Works just fine. With careful azimuth and Alt balancing you should be ok with 25lbs that you wish to proceed to.

 

cheers

Graham

 

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Nice set up!
I’m quite confident 25lbs will be fine. I’m looking for a 140mm f7 and a 152mm f6. Both are under 1000mm focal length so that will help. 



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:25 PM

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:27 PM

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#7 StarAlert

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 09:27 PM

Nocturnal:

NP 101 on the left? 



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 09:28 PM

NP 101 on the left? 

 

NP 101 on the left? 

Yup.  A bit overweight, but works well with attention to the details.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:02 AM

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AZMP on Tri-Pier carrying my 25 lb refractor payload plus ~23 lb of counterweight.  Focus vibration damps out in 2 seconds at over 300x, good enough for high resolution work like challenging double stars.

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:58 AM

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AZMP on Tri-Pier carrying my 25 lb refractor payload plus ~23 lb of counterweight.  Focus vibration damps out in 2 seconds at over 300x, good enough for high resolution work like challenging double stars.

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Is that the AP 130?



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:21 AM

I’m considering a 6” achro at f6 or f6.5 for low power viewing. Has anyone mounted something similar on their AZ pro?



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:19 AM

Yes. The latest iteration introduced in 2015...130GTX F/6.3 hybrid triplet.  

 

Bare OTA with lens cap is 18 lb.  Weight with rings, 11” D plate, 2” diagonal, 2” ep, and finderscope is ~25 lb.  The AZMP handles it just fine if you balance carefully in azimuth and altitude.

 

I strongly recommend the Tri-Pier over their 2” tripod for a refractor payload over 20 lb.  Tapping on my Tri-Pier’s column produces no vibration in the eyepiece view at high power.

 

Lionel


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:39 AM

I’m considering a 6” achro at f6 or f6.5 for low power viewing. Has anyone mounted something similar on their AZ pro?

FWIW I have an observing friend with a 6” fast achro on an AZMP.  Have not seen his setup but he did say he was very happy with his mount’s performance. I’m not sure if he’s using a tripod or Tri-Pier.

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 11:14 AM

FWIW I have an observing friend with a 6” fast achro on an AZMP.  Have not seen his setup but he did say he was very happy with his mount’s performance. I’m not sure if he’s using a tripod or Tri-Pier.

 

Lionel

I have to believe a fast 6” achro at low power would work very well on the AZ pro



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 03:45 PM

Here's my TAK Mewlon 180C sitting peacefully on my home built ASH hardwood tripod with eyepiece tray and mini pier..

 

its soooo solid man!

 

The AZ Mount Pro tracks so well at high mags I sometimes find myself dozing off to la-la land at the eyepiece...
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Many thanks to ADM @ previous NEAF for my purchase of the dual Saddle and recently, the new AZ adapter. The !80C now has a dual vixen/ Losmandy wide dovetail as the 180C vixen style dovetail was NOT WIDE enough for a proper & secure fit. OK, so I'm OCD tongue2.gif

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