Re: [ap-gto] Re: 12 inch Meade


Sep 26, 2016

 


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#54169 Sep 26, 2016

At the observatory a 12 inch Meade would be available to me in the Himalayas . Can the the Mach 1 handle its weight ?SureshSent from my i



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#54171 Sep 26, 2016

Meade OTA's are a bit heavier than Celestron for the sameaperture. I have a C11 that I put on my Mach1 for outreach and I think it isabout max for the Mach1 so MHO is that a 900 would be the minimumAP mount for an M12.  Or better yet, an 1100.  Christopher EricksonConsultingEngineerSummit KineticsWaikoloa, HI96738www.summitkinetics.com

 



From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com[mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 7:08AMTo: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com;ap-ug@yahoogroups.comSubject: [ap-gto] 12 inchMeade





At the observatory a 12 inch Meade would beavailable to me in the Himalayas . Can the the Mach 1 handle its weight ?SureshSent from my i



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#54174 Sep 26, 2016

Looks very big Charlie, I'd rather stick to my refractors . Thank youSuresh

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On 27-Sep-2016, at 12:37 AM, acf900gto@... [ap-gto] ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



 Suresh:

I use a 12" Meade LX850 (f/8) OTA and with the imaging gear it weighs over 50 pounds.  This might be OK for visual use on a Mach 1 but for imaging I would be concerned that the Mach 1 could not do it.  If you want to get an impression of just how big the 12" OTA is, here is a link to a pix of my setup on an AP1100GTO:

    www.astrobin.com/203823/

Charlie

 


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