Re: #Mach2GTO - Can It Handle TEC 180FL? #Mach2GTO


I would expect the Mach 2 would carry your 180, but moment arm vibrations at the eyepiece is why folks recommend the beefer 1100 bearings.   The 1100 also breaks into very tidy lightweight components for easy transportation.    Nice decisions to have. 


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From: "tranathi via" <tranathi@...>
Date: 7/4/20 2:53 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] #Mach2GTO - Can It Handle TEC 180FL?

It will be only for visual with typical add-ons (finderscope, rings & plate, diagonal, eyepiece, etc.).  The 180FL will be about ~47 inch long. I saw that it’s still within the length & weight curve/graph posted on AP’s website for the Mach2. I just want to make sure that mount can be the permanent workhorse for the 180FL without worrying that the scope causes undue stress to it in the long run.

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