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#1 stephenws

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:30 AM

When Losmandy says their G-11 mount will handle up to 60lbs, is that the weight of the telescope alone, or the combined weight of the telescope and counterweights?

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:32 AM

Does not include counterweights.
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#3 SonnyE

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 02:52 AM

That is stated as the Photographic Instrument weight.

In other words, everything from the clamp up.

My GM811GHD is rated for a 50 pound Photographic instrument load. But I'm a DSO and Nebula imager.

So my entire load on it is a mere 17.5 pounds. Kind of like a fly on an elephants back.

 

That whole weight/ capacity thing is hard to grasp because Asia see's it one way, and it is generally accepted practice to halve the capacity for photographic use.

I believe Losmandy's ratings are more realistic.

 

Counter weights don't factor into the mounts capacity. Only everything from the bar up, including the bar.

 

Clear as mud, huh?


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:49 PM

Per the datasheet here, that's just the imaging instrument capacity.  Visual capacity of the G11G is 75 lbs.  Neither figure includes the counterweights.




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