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CG-5 or HEQ5 for unguided photography?

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#1 m00nless

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

For short duration unguided photography using either a telephoto lens or a fast refractor which of the two mounts is more accurate?

#2 waassaabee

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:50 PM

You will get very good results with a CG5-ASGT.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:06 AM

Is the CG5-ASGT really a better mount than the Sky-Watcher HEQ5 (SYNTREK or PRO SkyScan)

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:42 AM

I've only used the CG5, but I like it's dead on Goto's, ease of setup and alignments, hand controls intuitive interface and updateable firmware, rock solid tripod, and built in ST-4 autoguide port. Even the coffee grinder sound grows on you after a while...

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

IIRC - HEQ5 has a higher factory stated resolution (arcseconds) than the ASGT while maintaining near the same gear ratio and nearly double the microsteps. It may come down to just a higher resolution encoder/electronics package. I cannot support this claim as I dont have the bookmark website handy.

Of course your mileage may vary.


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