Re: Advice for loading large scope on mount
My payload is far heavier 100+ lbs so a roll-away table is a necessity. See the attached picture. Notice it rests on a dolly. The AP1600 can tip the scope gently onto the table and Styrofoam from the scopes shipping crate is used to cushion the load.
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Subject: [ap-gto] Advice for loading large scope on mount
I’ve had only refractors no larger than my 130GTX ever. I now have a 12.5” iDK that weights approximately 43 lbs. I loaded it my AP1100 exactly twice before I sold that mount 6 months ago. It was difficult not so much as the weight but the awkward shape and the difficulty of seeing what I was doing.