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Vixen GP made in Japan

Started by PYeomans, 10/05/2022 07:27PM
Posted 10/05/2022 07:27PM Opening Post
Hi, I have an older green Vixen GP with dual axis drives and Lumicon DSCs installed. Can anyone give me an estimate on the weight limits of this mount? Been using with a Synta 120 8.5 and a AR102 without issues. I'm mostly a reflector guy and I'm contemplating an 8" f8 mirror in an ultralight truss to try on the GP.  I have a 15" Dob that I love but would like some tracking.                
Posted 10/16/2022 06:54PM #1
Originally Posted by Pete Yeomans
Hi, I have an older green Vixen GP with dual axis drives and Lumicon DSCs installed. Can anyone give me an estimate on the weight limits of this mount? Been using with a Synta 120 8.5 and a AR102 without issues. I'm mostly a reflector guy and I'm contemplating an 8" f8 mirror in an ultralight truss to try on the GP.  I have a 15" Dob that I love but would like some tracking.                
Well, if it's this model: "it is rated to carry telescopes to 4 inch refractor, 8 inch SCT or 6 inch Newtonian size."

https://www.astromag.co.uk/vixengp.html
Posted 10/17/2022 07:32PM #2
Thanks for the information, much appreciated sir.