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CGEM max weight capacity

Started by De Lorme, 12/30/2011 09:09PM
Posted 12/30/2011 09:09PM Opening Post
Hi, I have a CGEM that I would like to put either Astro Tech 10"{29.5}or {preferably} 12"{40.5 plus rings} reflector on.
I think the 10" would work. Would it be insane to put the 12" on?
I read there's a guy in Europe who put a 12" on his CGEM.
I will be using it for visual only. Thanks for the advice. De Lorme
Posted 12/31/2011 09:04AM #1
Depends on focal ratio. At f/4 - f/5, it is doable...but won't be the Rock of Gibraltar.

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Posted 01/01/2012 10:25AM #2
Hi Ron, Forgot to say that I'm using a Celestron 6" refractor now. Would the 10" be a drastic improvement over the 10" reflector? I await your reply eagerly! Thanks fo the help. De Lorme