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All the CGE mods and updates!!!!!!

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#1 phanf4


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:40 PM

I have done a lot of searching through the forums for CGE upgrades and mods. Here is what I have found so far. I'm putting links so hopefully this would end up being a one stop place for cge mods/upgrades. Is there anything else I'm missing or you recommend for cge mounts "like a do it yourself tune up instructions which I have not found"
Please note that the links are for information only and I am not recommending any one place.

1. "Marty cables" Link Here http://www.vpi.us/cable-sf-shld.html
2. Knob set "six for pier and two for Azimuth locks" for quicker setup. Link Here http://admaccessorie...Accessories.htm
3. Casady Saddle plate "Tilt in" and weights Link here http://www.robincasa...stro/index.html

Anybody with more help or Ideas please share. :idea:

#2 mclewis1


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:38 PM

Dual mounting plate (side by side saddles) ... ADM LSBS , Losmandy DSBS, or Casady tandem and triad bars
Side by side adapter - 90° plate for using a side by side configuration (required if you're not using firmware level gem 4.15) ... ADM
Heavier spreader bar/eyepiece tray ... Starizona accessories (requires a minor amount of filing around where the legs contact it because the CGE tripod legs are a larger diameter than those of the NexStar/CPC scopes. Note that Starizona is often out of stock on this item, when they are out it no longer shows up on the accessory web page. A quick phone call to Starizona will allow you to get an eta and place an order.
Right angle power plug adapter ... Scopestuff SS RAPC

Dave Pavelich's threads here on CN on how to adjust and replace the limit switches and how to troubleshoot the DEC external cable connector.

#3 David Pavlich

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

Here's my tutorial for replacing the Dec axis socket.

However, if you get a new CGE and a pair of Marty cables from the beginning, you'll probably never have to do this repair.


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