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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 15, 2013 2:53:34 GMT -6
"Hey....How much does that weigh....?"
(Question often asked about Chicago Astronomer Gear)
At Chicago Astronomer Star Parties, I'm quite often asked how much does the C11 weigh or how hefty is that mount or how much does all of this gear weigh...? I provide an educated guess, but recently while testing out the CG-5, I had the opportunity to weigh some items for a better understanding on how much the gear I bring out to our sessions actually weighs...and how much of that my back carries...
Using two scales for different weights, I can finally see what poundage I lug around for sessions...great workout though.
I will post the individual items one at a time as best as this forum layout can provide...and add to it as I weigh additional pieces of equipment. Mounts, tripods, OTAs, eyepieces, accessories...it all counts - and will provide a decent figure for mount operation/capacities....