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Pushing my luck??

Started by spyglass, 10/29/2007 06:14AM
Posted 10/29/2007 06:14AM Opening Post
Mewlon 250 and Tec 140 in tandem on a Mach1?? Anyone have a feel as to how far the Mach1 can be pushed? Got called for my credit card number for the Mach1 so the moment must be soon, or should I be kicking myself foe not having sprung for a 900?
TIA
Posted 10/29/2007 06:39AM #1
Either telescope on its own plus the associated mounting gear and camera(s), diagonals, finders, eyepieces is perfect. Together - forget it.

Even on a 900 you are going to be pushing the envelope a bit although it should be on the comfortable end of things if you figure on mounting these in tandem plus the gear to use them.
Posted 10/30/2007 07:20PM #2
Mewlon 250 and Tec 140 in tandem on a Mach1

NO! (please)

Rolando

Posted 10/30/2007 07:35PM #3
Not a chance. Based on what I've seen, the Mach1 is only adequate even for carrying a 160, in terms of pure stability. The combo you're talking about probably calls for a 1200.

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