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#1 Bill Fischer

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:26 PM

Would a Orion Sky View Pro or the Celestron CG-4 be the better mount for the 120mm f8.3 refractor? Maybe I should just ask what mount? I referenced those two because I have seen them. Thanks

#2 Luigi

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

CG5ASGT is the just the ticket for a scope of that size and weight. $599 plus free shipping if you shop around.

#3 Doug76

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:27 PM

Between the two referenced, the Sky View Pro. But Luigi is right, the best bet is the CG-5ASGT. You won't be sorry.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:05 AM

OK thanks, I appreaciate the advice.

#5 Heywood

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:34 PM

Go with the Orion scope, not the Celestron scope. The Orion mount is more better. :grin:

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#6 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:23 PM

I know someone who has the complete SVP kit with the Orion 120mm f/8.3. You will need the pier extension to get enough height for comfortable viewing. It's a great combination for lunar/planetary/double star/star cluster viewing.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:37 AM

I have a Meade AR-5 127mm refractor mounted on a SVP with the extension and this combination works great; very solid, tracks excellent, no complaints at all.
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#8 LostParticle6

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:01 PM

I've had that set up; 120mm F8.3 refractor with the SVP for five years now and I would reccomend it to anyone. The mount handles the scope fine. An extension for the mount would come in handy sometimes however for more comfortable viewing positions. Clear Skies. ;)

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:31 AM

And here is my 6" Celestron on a CG-5ASGT with the pier extension.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:28 AM

Beautiful, classic set-up, Doug. Congratulations on this system. BTW, how do you like that mount with the C6 for stability and tracking?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:31 AM

Rob: Another great set-up. I think I'm being assimilated by the refractor, also.

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