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#26 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:00 AM

Yeah, it really does seem solid, and the double clamp looks a bit like adding butter to bacon.  smile.gif

 

 

 

I think even with only half leg extension it's still taller than the iOptron was.  Don't hold me to that, I may need to measure, but I think so. 

Yes, i assumed this too, unless you are really thinking of putting over 100 kg on this thing...(220 pounds).

 

When a put my CEM60 on it with my little refractor, i can't help getting the feeling the Berlebach is laughing at me...lol.gif


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 06:04 AM

I’ve had 60kg on my Planet and no issues with my big mak.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:56 AM

Yes, i assumed this too, unless you are really thinking of putting over 100 kg on this thing...(220 pounds).

 

When a put my CEM60 on it with my little refractor, i can't help getting the feeling the Berlebach is laughing at me...lol.gif

They don't call it the Planet tripod for no good reason. It tries the mount into the Earth very well. 



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:28 PM

I'm glad I ordered my Planet directly from Germany with the desired configuration.

 

Language translation was a little bit of a challenge, but Google translate and my

German-speaking wife helped.

 

I have replaced the steel tips with their rubber tips for now.  They put things together

solidly with Loctite, or the equivalent, so changing things out requires a lot of force,

and as long as one is careful, not a problem.

 

Thinking about getting a Graviton...



#30 F.Meiresonne

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Posted Yesterday, 12:11 PM

I'm glad I ordered my Planet directly from Germany with the desired configuration.

 

Language translation was a little bit of a challenge, but Google translate and my

German-speaking wife helped.

 

I have replaced the steel tips with their rubber tips for now.  They put things together

solidly with Loctite, or the equivalent, so changing things out requires a lot of force,

and as long as one is careful, not a problem.

 

Thinking about getting a Graviton...

Weren't they able to respond in English, dear God....

 

Now myself to a certain point can cope with German but i Always adress Teleskope service in Germany in English though, no issues there...



#31 Linwood

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Posted Yesterday, 12:47 PM

Weren't they able to respond in English, dear God....

 

Now myself to a certain point can cope with German but i Always adress Teleskope service in Germany in English though, no issues there...

I wrote them with a question and they promptly responded in English. 

 

Google is great for figuring out what someone said to me, but I never quite trust it to know what I am saying if I translate before sending. I worry I said something insulting without realizing it. Maybe it's that old school example of "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" coming back as "The whisky is strong, but the meat is rotten". smile.gif


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