A-P's orientation seems to be much more engineering "Under Promise and Over Deliver", not the marketing orientation of "State Optimistic Case and Get the Sale".
that certainly was the case right when AP had spec'd the Mach 1 at 45Lb capacity. Now it is 65Lb. But what does that mean exactly?
It has been said w premium mounts the number you get is for imaging.
But who is going to image with a Mach 1 @ a 65Lb load?
Actually who will image a Mach 1 w a 45Lb load?
The Meade 12" ACF weight 32 Lbs. Would you feel comfortable loading it up with a motorized focuser; .6 reducer; a cooled mono camera with filter wheel; guide scope, and image with that big load on an Mach 1?
how about the C14? That is whopping 50+ Lbs all loaded with imaging gear. Who will use a Mach 1 to image a C14?
there is little doubt the Mach 2 could handle the above configurations. after all it is made to handle larger loads.
Edited by Ballyhoo, 25 September 2021 - 01:14 AM.