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kecsap

Weights of SW/Celestron Alt/Az mounts?

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Hi,

I currently have a SW Virtuoso mount, but it is too heavy (4 kg) and I would like to buy an other lighter Alt/Az mount. What I care is the mount head weight and I don't care about the max. payload. Unfortunately, the Celestron/SW specs are lacking in this regard. Can you help me to get only the exact weight of the mount head (without telescope, handset and tripod) if you possess the following?

Skywatcher Merlin - ?

Skywatcher AZ Goto - ?

Skywatcjer AZ GTi - 1.3 kg/2.86 pounds

Celestron LCM - ?

I googled a lot, but the specs normally unclear about this.

Edited by kecsap

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Update if anybody else will face to the same question:

Skywatcher Merlin
Weight: 1.75 kg
Payload: 4 kg
Motor resolution: 0.8923 arcsec

Skywatcher AZ Goto
Weight: 2.20 kg
Payload: 5 kg
Motor resolution: 0.8923 arcsec

Skywatcher AZ GTi
Weight: 1.3 kg
Payload: 5 kg
Motor resolution: 0.625 arcsec

Celestron LCM
Weight: ?
Payload: 3 kg
Motor resolution: ?

Skywatcher Virtuoso
Weight: 3.7 kg
Payload: 4 kg
Motor resolution: 2.42 arcsec
 

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You did well to dig that information out.

There is also the star discovery head unit, payload is 5kg.

In this context is the motor resolution like the motors accuracy?

Edited by happy-kat

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@happy-kat: I think the Star Discovery is just a "rebranded" or newer revision of "Skywatcher AZ Goto" mount head although the former is black and the latter is silver.

The motor resolution means how much arcsec is 1 microstep with the motor. EQ mount heads are around 0.1 arcsec.

Errata: My Virtuoso mount reports 1.5 arcsec for motor resolution.

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