I'm not clear on what you mean by:
"...mounted my scopes directly to the TRIAD"
You aren't using dovetail saddles?
I added up the weight and with rings, etc. should be under 80 pounds;
the mount is rated for 140 so that's OK, especially for visual.
The bad news is that I believe my roll-off roof will be blocked from
opening by the added "width" of the set up when parked. It's the kind
of thing I like to think of BEFORE rigging all this stuff together.
If so (I'll measure later) I'll either go back to the tandem bar if
that will work, or take a chainsaw to the end of the roof!
--- In ap-gto@..., "Dave" <taka@...> wrote:
able to make you a
custom bar. I have my TOA-130 next to the C11, you could probablyput the 160 on the
end opposite the C11. I don't think it will fit next to it.extension bar, but if
you are just visual I doubt you will have a problem. I haveprobably at least 12 lbs of
imaging equipment in my setup.removed it and mounted
my scopes directly to the TRIAD, I don't seem to have any issues.I am currently using the
TOA-130 for imaging and the FS-102 for guiding.wrote:
thethe center scope (the 160) offset slightly to fit with the C11;
nowcenter to center is a little over 10 inches.
THREE onyou all got me thinking of the triad.
this,atriad bar on my AP1200? I'm not sure there is a reason to do
atbut I could always just have two OTA's on it.mind.
trythis time, so some slight flexure could be tolerated, but may
roll-some imaging at some point. I keep my set-up permanently in a
off roof observatory.