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Orion

HEQ5 pro mount and WO GT81

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Orion

If i buy these plus some sundries such as side saddle plate, dew shield unit,  can anyone tell me roughly the container sizes?  I might get them delivered at another address and wortied about size, and to a lesser extent,  weight.  I would get them from FLO. I can ask FLO, but if anyone recently  got these, they might  be able to  say.

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Brantuk

I don't know the precise package dimensions Derek - but I've seen these in their boxes and both would go in the boot of your car together with no problem. Even if there was a problem you'd only need to remove the outer "shipping boxes" and carry them in the "product boxes" - which will also fit in the boot being a fair bit smaller. :)

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Graham

Normal size of the HEQ 5 box is approximately 520mm x 520mm x 250mm and weighs in at around 15 Kilos

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Bino-viewer

Have you settled on the WO GT81 Derek ?

 

Also check out the Skywatcher Esprit Pro ED 80 triplet Apo

 

http://www.firstlightoptics.com/esprit-professional-refractors/skywatcher-esprit-ed-80-pro-triplet.html

 

Similar cost, but with the Skywatcher a nice case, diagonal and finder are also included.

Field flattener available too.

 

I'm quite keen on this scope myself. 

I'm looking for something like this as a dedicated imaging scope with travel in mind.

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Orion

Rob. Yes, I have settled on the GT81. I hadn't seen your reply soon after I posted. I left Loughborough to the north east because my Dad was seriously unwell.  I stayed up north for months. Sadly, my Dad passed away in March, which devastated me. I had shelved buying the equipment temporarilly.  Im now currently getting bits of equipment for an imaging setup with a GT81. But Ive came across that Ostara ED 102 mm, which I was looking at as a visual scope. I don't know if a GT81  and an Ostara 102mm is overkill or not.

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