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Quattro 250p / other 10" f4 Netwonian on HEQ5?

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#1 GTom

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 08:04 PM

I have a HEQ5 mount currently serving my Quattro 150p. Thinking about adding a bigger brother, 10" sounds like a sound size jump. Any chance the HEQ5 could carry it in full A load?



#2 Jim Waters

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 08:27 PM

The HEQ5 is rated around 30 pounds.  Are you doing visual or astrophotography?  For astrophotography I would say No because of the weight and length of the 250P.  Visual is should be OK. 



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Posted 10 July 2024 - 08:31 PM

The HEQ5 is rated around 30 pounds.  Are you doing visual or astrophotography?  For astrophotography I would say No because of the weight and length of the 250P.  Visual is should be OK. 

I'd go for photography, yes. Length-wise the f4 version is not too bad, weight is indeed a stretch...



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Posted 10 July 2024 - 08:43 PM

I have a HEQ5 mount ... 10"... Any chance .. ?

It will, but I doubt you will like the results. 


Edited by luxo II, 10 July 2024 - 08:44 PM.

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#5 Mikeiss

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:34 PM

Ed Ting has a review of the Orion variant on his YT channel. He used a  Celestron CGE, which I think has a payload of 60lbs. I'm not exactly saying that's what you need, but it's a good reference point.


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