Re: Meade 16" f10 on 1100GTO?

Christopher Erickson

The Meade LX200 16" OTA is 65 Lbs dry. 75 with dovetail bars, etc. I have one.

It will work on an 1100GTO. I have one of those too.

But it will work a LOT better on a 1600GTO.

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-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii


On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 6:12 AM <acf900gto@...> wrote:

I have a Meade 12" f/8 OTA on my AP1100GTO.  It is a great combination.  However, that OTA only weighs about 50 pounds.  Several years ago, I owned a Meade 14" f/10 OTA and it weighed about 65 pounds.  I would guess the 16" f/10 OTA would be pushing 100 pounds.  Maybe not too much for visual work but I have doubts about that config for imaging.  For some size perspective, here is a pix of the 12" f/8 on the AP1100GTO.

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