Re: Refractor on top of OTA ok? AP 1100 GTO Mount

Mike Dodd

On 12/2/2020 3:28 PM, David Enck wrote:

Thank you for you advice and thoughts!
I recommend against having ANY weight on top of OTA rings, ESPECIALLY a 14" OCT.

A tandem bar is a MUCH better choice, even though it means balancing the setup on three axes. I have a Triad bar (used as a tandem bar), and I ask my wife to help me when balance is (rarely) needed. I also wipe a thin coat of oil on the dovetail plates to make balancing easier.

--- Mike

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