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Too Much Weight On LX200 12"

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Posted by Mike Salam on October 14, 2002 00:46:45 UTC

HI everyone,

Just put an order in for a LX200 12in (upgrading from a LX90)and have a question. I have a 100mm Orion skyview refractor that I want to attach to the LX200 with a Losmandy 5in ring set and dovetail plate to use as a guide/finder scope. I have a Nikon F3 I use for photography (almost 1kg with magnifier attached). I'm a little worried at the weight of all these items plus the counterweights I have to use to keep everything balanced. Is all this extra weight gonna do any dammage to the drivetrain.

Cheers Mike.

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