Vixen GP/GPD2, Losmandy G11, Astrotech Voyager?
Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:55 PM
I also had a CG-5, the old version with the Synta glue in it, and no drive. I took it apart to try to rebuild and decided it is basically junk. So, I thought of replacing it with the Vixen GP or GPD2. Then I read a *BLEEP* review on a vendor's website of all places that made it sound as cheap as my old CG-5 (my apology to CG-5 fans...). Anyway, is the Vixen a quality mount that operates smoothly? I would want at a minimum the RA drive motors on it. Would use my old CG-5 aluminum tripod.
So, do you think I'm better off with the GP or the GPD2? The scope weighs around 10 pounds but of course I'll want to use eps that weigh up to a couple pounds...
OR, should I just suck it up and use the G-11, and suffer with hauling that gear out there? I sometime just need a bit of recalibration on such issues. Thanks in advance, any advice welcome...
Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:14 AM
A GP or SP would do, with a good tripod. The tripod will make all the difference.
Another alt-az thought ....
the EZTouch should be a much better solution than the Voyager.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:18 AM
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:30 AM