Sky Watcher EQ5 Pro
Posted 23 August 2009 - 05:40 PM
Posted 23 August 2009 - 06:07 PM
Not sure of the current price of the Skywatcher, but the Celestron was selling for $550 a few months ago...my guess is that it's still under $600 today. Check the price on both, as they are the same mount...unless you like white.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 06:19 PM
Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:11 PM
The EQ5 Pro is a fine mount, and $550 is a good price. I was going to offer that OPT was selling them for $499, but they now show out of stock.
Here's the thing, though: You can pick up a new CG5-GT at www.highpointscientific.com, and elsewhere probably, for $575. I think the CG5-GT, while a bit loud, would be a better mount, and the NexStar hand control is, once again in my opinion, a better hand control with more sophisticated options.
Just my tuppence.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:05 AM
On a slightly seperate note... anyone have a good starting price for the Nexstar single arm mount? I was thinking 400-450?