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#1 runner70

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 04:02 PM

I am looking for a mount that will accept my Meade 10" lx6 and my lxd 75 sn 10" as well as a 127mm etx. I hope to do some photography, and have some nv equipment. Is the cem70 iOptron a good choice? What should I use to mount the tubes?



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:14 PM

I hope you are not planning on trying to put all three on at the same time. Trying to balance that load is going to be somewhere between a bad idea and a nightmare. And to be safe you really need a bigger mount because it does not have enough reserve capacity to try and image with all that on there plus the mounting parts and plus the imaging parts. A mount in the $6000+ range might work (AP, SBIG, 10 Micron, etc.. Inside a dome where the wind can't get to it. Not to mention you have 2 scopes of similar weight but opposite viewing positions so one is likely to be too low while the other will be too high. Unless you put the mount on a Pier-Tech power adjustable pier. It can be done but it will require a bunch more money to get it all together. I have done 3 scopes on a mount before. 6" APO, 4.5" APO and 4" APO. The 6" weighed about the same as the other 2 combined. So I could balance it in 2 planes by stacking the 2 smaller ones piggy-back and putting them on a tandem bar opposite the 6". Then I only had to slide the bar a little each way to get it good enough.


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#3 Michael Covington

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:35 PM

Assuming you mean one telescope at a time, I continue to hear good things about the CEM70.  



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:53 AM

CEM70 would be the choice here.



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:45 AM

 Sorry for the confusion! One telescope at a time.



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:51 AM

Budget?



#7 runner70

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:28 AM

My budget can accommodate something in the $3k neighborhood. If I go with a mount like the cem70, what  will I need to mate my etx 125, my 10" sn, and my 10" sc to it? I see that there is a pier-style tripod available, would this be a good choice? I am weary of unsteady mounts, and am seeking something solid and reliable. There is a "g", I believe, version of the cem70. Is the extra money justified?



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:57 PM

I am looking for a mount that will accept my Meade 10" lx6 and my lxd 75 sn 10" as well as a 127mm etx. I hope to do some photography, and have some nv equipment. Is the cem70 iOptron a good choice? What should I use to mount the tubes?

Celestron AVX will do all these things.  If you want to do serious photography and have an unlimited budget there are of course much better options, but for entry level photography an AVX can take you a long way vs dollars spent (under $600 used.. I got mine for $350). People have done a lot with much less.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:38 PM

My budget can accommodate something in the $3k neighborhood. If I go with a mount like the cem70, what  will I need to mate my etx 125, my 10" sn, and my 10" sc to it? I see that there is a pier-style tripod available, would this be a good choice? I am weary of unsteady mounts, and am seeking something solid and reliable. There is a "g", I believe, version of the cem70. Is the extra money justified?

Eq 6 if you want to save money.  Losmandy G11 if you want something a little bit nicer.  Both will get you there.  

 

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#10 orlyandico

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:26 PM

i think a 10” f4 newt is a bridge too far for an EQ6..


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