16" LX200R on an AP1200

Gavin Bray

I'm considering mounting a 16" LX200R on my new AP1200. I believe the
OTA weight is 110 lbs.

By the time accessories etc are added this would be close to the
advertised capacity limit of 140 lbs.

This concerns me and I wonder if anyone can offer any advice as to
whether this would be a suitable match or whether I'd be better with a
14" SCT (70 lbs). The scope would be used for visual work only and
housed in an observatory.

Is the extra 2" going to cause more problems than it's worth?


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