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Difference between Skywatcher EQ5P and EQ5?

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#1 John_C

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

Other than the paint job does anyone know if there are any differences between the Skywatcher EQ5 and EQ5 mounts?

For example the Skywatcher website says the EQ5P mount is cast aluminum whereas I've seen others say the older EQ5 mount is cast from pot metal - which could include aluminum but really could be almost anything. Lifting an EQ5 mount it seems heavier than I would expect if it was pure aluminum but of course that is purely subjective.

Are there any significant differences between the two mounts?

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