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Double Piggy Back or Side by Side

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I have a NEQ6 mount,which happily takes a celestron Omni 120mm Refactor,with a celestron 80ED piggy backed on top.Total weight is 18.5lbs.(Imaging scope).

I want to add a Skywatcher Startravel 80 (F4) to use as a guide scope.I think these scopes are quite light,and i am thinking of piggy backing this onto my Celestron 80,so basically 2 scopes piggy-backed onto the Omni 120.

Do you think this would be OK of should i go down the road of an ADM side by side bar.

These cost about £150,and i dont want to spend this sort of money lightly.

I would be grateful for your thoughts on this.


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For that amount of hardware I'd seriously consider the side by side bar; you could have the 120 on one side and the ED80/st80 on the other.

I use a SBS bar with a 4" Genesis and a 6" f3.5 Schmidt Newtonian on the NEQ6pro occasionally - no issues.

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