From: "Rich N." <email@example.com>I agree.
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 14:50:49 -0800
So does anyone believe there is cause for concern about the long
A C14 on a G11 mount is quite stable for visual use.
term reliability of the motors and bearings in either the G11
or the AP600GTO when loaded with the mass of a C14 + counterweights ?
Why push a very nice, not inexpensive, mount like
the AP600GTO by loading it down with a C14?
As far as me and my 600GTO are concerned its an academic question.
That is my understanding as well. However being an engineer I'm
Apparently the G11 is designed to take a heavy load.
interested in what design features Losmandy optimized (bearings,
high torque motors,...). So far all I've heard leads me to the
conclusion that there really isn't a significant difference between
the CAPABILITIES of the mounts; just their specs.
Not true. The only load specs for 600 say it will take certain sized
OTAs. The Cas rating is 10". The G11 is/was sold with C14s.
A C14 is quite a bit more of a load than a 10" Meade SCT.
It is also relatively inexpensive. If I couldn't afford one of the Although the GOTO G11 is none too cheap at $3595.
larger AP mounts I would feel much better taking a chance with the
less expensive G11.
Ok, for the GOTO model, but I have virtually zero interest in GOTO.
The standard G11 can be purchased for about $2k USD.