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EQ6-R Pro with 10" Newtonian

kosborn
07 Nov, 2018 04:59
Hi all,

I currently have a 100mm APO refractor on a Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro mount.  I am considering options for a second OTA of longer focal length.  I have found a premium carbon fibre 10" f/5 Newtonian astrograph but I'm not sure how it would go on my mount.  Does anyone have experience with a similar combination of a 10" Newtonian on an EQ6-R or equivalent?

Thanks, Kevin
Edited 07 Nov, 2018 21:42
diegocolonnello
07 Nov, 2018 05:43
smile
kosborn
07 Nov, 2018 06:20
Haha Diego,

You know what I'm talking about…
If there is a good response to my post you might see an order coming through…  smile
Robert_Habolin
08 Nov, 2018 08:50
HI Kevin, i have that exact mount and run a setup with an 8 inch newtonian, guidescope and rather heavy Sbig camera with large filterwheel without any problem. depending on the weight of the scope youre getting obviously, i think you would be fine. mines a carbon tube tho, so is def lighter than steel. 10inch steel would be pretty heavy.
the most concerning thing I've noticed with large newtonians is wind. Its a rather big surface area and catches a lot of wind causing some pretty bad vibrations.if youre in a dome thats obviously not a problem. But check the weight of the tube, add the weight of all your accessories  and check that against maximum payload of the mount to begin with!

cheers
Rob
burscikas
08 Nov, 2018 14:33
I run skywatcher exploer 250pds on eq6. It's doable, but very very sensitive to wind. Needs 3 CW's a the very end of CW shaft smile
 
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