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8" or 10" Newtonian on an eq6r pro

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#1 KyeNelson

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:07 PM

I have seen many people use a 10" and even a 12" on an eq6r pro over on Astrobin. 

Currently my telescope is a WO Z73 with an asi183mm. 

I was wondering if the eq6r pro would be able to handle a 10" for imaging, or if I should go down to an 8". (Either the Orion 10" astrograph or the Sky Watcher Quattro 10")

 

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Kye



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 05:12 PM

Check the weight capacity of the EQ6 and both scopes, that will tell you if they will work.  



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 05:19 PM

Moving to Mounts forum for better fit. 



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 08:17 PM

I imaged with an 8” F4 newt on my EQ6R Pro mount for about 2 years. I considered it to be the limit for imaging. The main problem was the slightest breeze turned the OTA into a sail with just a 3-5 mph breeze. Intermittent breezes were the worst. I now have both a 6” RC and 72mm Apo mounted on my EQ6R Pro and it is far more stable.


Edited by AhBok, 09 May 2021 - 02:31 PM.

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