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Astrophotography forum => Mounts Questions & Expirience => Topic started by: belmadeasus on December 29, 2017, 09:28:30 AM

Title: 25kg load - Berlebach Uni or Planet
Post by: belmadeasus on December 29, 2017, 09:28:30 AM
Dear all,

In a month or two I will change from a goto mount to a manual alt-az mount. I have pretty much decided on the Ayo Digi II, but I'm not sure which tripod to choose. The maximum load will be 25 kg incl the Ayo. The Uni is rated at 50 kg, the Planet at 100+. My longest ota is about 3 feet long. The setup is for visual use only. The attractive bit about the Uni is its' lower weight. According to its' rating 25 kg should be ok, but is it just ok or will there be a noticable difference to the Planet? I don't have much experience, and I don't want to buy twice. Opinions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Emil