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    Default Skywatcher Explorer 150P



    Hi, I've got a Celestron NexStar SLT mount and was wondering if I would be able to mount the Skywatcher 150P onto it or is this likely to be too heavy. Thanks

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    Default Re: Skywatcher Explorer 150P

    I've used the Omni XLT 150 Newtonian OTA on my SLT mount including at times with DSLR attached. If you do this, make sure you set the altitude slew limit on the mount to the appropriate value to avoid the OTA striking one of the tripod legs during a GoTo.
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    Default Re: Skywatcher Explorer 150P

    That's great, thanks for the advice

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    Default Re: Skywatcher Explorer 150P

    I believe the weight limit for the SLT mount is 8 lbs, so you will be exceeding that by around 2.8 lbs. The mount can handle that, but you will likely encounter more vibrations when focusing and the increased weight may reduce the lifespan of the mount. Keeping the tripod height as low as possible and carefully balancing the OTA on the mount may help mitigate those two concerns.
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    Default Re: Skywatcher Explorer 150P

    Here is a photo with my scope on the mount. I would have to set the slew limit to 70 degrees to avoid a leg strike during a GoTo.

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