Is Skywatcher Quattro too heavy for AP on an EQ6 R?

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Is Skywatcher Quattro too heavy for AP on an EQ6 R?

Postby Ryan Hall » Tue May 29, 2018 7:25 pm

Hello, just looking for a bit of advice.

So I was searching for a good reflector telescope for the EQ6 R and I saw there was a lot of people on Astrobin using the Skywatcher Quattro 10CF OTA on an NEQ6 mount and they were getting some decent images, then I googled the weight of the Quattro 10 CF and it was almost 15kg which is around 80% of the mounts 18kg weight capacity, and that's without any accessories. Now, although it is under the recommended weight limit for the NEQ6, I heard that the rule for astrophotography is that you should never go above 60% of the mounts capacity, which leads me to my question:

Is it okay to put this ratio of weight on a mount and still use it for astrophotography?

And if it is not then would using the Quattro 10CF on an EQ6 R (weight capacity 20kg) or AZ EQ6 (weight capacity 25kg, not sure about how true this is though) be any better?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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