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Shopping for a refractor Mount

Started by mirfak, 04/26/2018 01:07AM
Posted 04/26/2018 01:07AM Opening Post
For a given weight, length, and diameter of a refractor, how do you calculate the minimum payload equatorial Mount for visual use? 

For refractors over 6” dia and over 8 feet long. 

We can calculate eclipses thousands of years in the future, but I haven’t seen my question addressed anywhere. 
Thanks
John