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alan potts

Thoughts on EQ8 CEM 60/120

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2 minutes ago, Rainer said:

Hi Alan,

I would not put a 12" cher on a CEM 60 ... My guts tell me that is not going to work as expected but OK

JMHO 🤔

I am not even sure i want to take it off its fork, even that is harder than first appears. You have to either force the forks apart or crack the joint of the fork, not putting it back correct affects the pointing, which is pretty good normally.

On the surface weight should not be an issue at 18kg, I believe the CEM60 can carry 27kg. I ordered some extra counter/weights too as I have many scopes and for sure even at the top I would feel 9,5kg is way too much for some of them, so I got 2x2.5's as well.

Alan

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58 minutes ago, alan potts said:

On the surface weight should not be an issue at 18kg, I believe the CEM60 can carry 27kg. I ordered some extra counter/weights too as I have many scopes and for sure even at the top I would feel 9,5kg is way too much for some of them, so I got 2x2.5's as well.

Hi Allan,

It is not only about weight it is also about moment arm and center of gravity. Also a 12" cher is a nice Sail boat ...

JMHO 🤔

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I've just been looking at the EQ8-R.  It looks interesting but I'm happy with the cem60 I bought last year.  Now if I was building two observatories....

 

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