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Skywatcher 180 Mak Pro tube weight


Rob
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according to SW's website, the OTA is 7.8Kg so it should sit on a CG5 with no problems.

But the mproblem with a Mak is that the weight is concentrated at the ends, making the moment of inertia greater than its raw weight would suggest.

Reviews of this scope have suggested that an EQ6 is the minimum mount which will do it justice.

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But the mproblem with a Mak is that the weight is concentrated at the ends, making the moment of inertia greater than its raw weight would suggest.

The weight on my argonaut is at both ends too (being a Mak-Newt), plus it's considerably longer than most MCT's so the intertia you mentioned would be more as well.

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But the mproblem with a Mak is that the weight is concentrated at the ends, making the moment of inertia greater than its raw weight would suggest.

Reviews of this scope have suggested that an EQ6 is the minimum mount which will do it justice.

EQ6 sounds like total overkill for a short 7.8kg scope, regardless of where the weight is. Having had an Intes Micro Mak of the same weight on CG5 and LXD75 mounts with absolutely no problems for visual use, can't see the 180 being any different.

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