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#1 OMNICELL

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:25 PM

Im interested in the weight of the Celestron G5 mount with out the counter weights...

I know its about 57 pounds with weight.. Im not positive tho... .. Im not sure.. Im going to look more closely at where they are being sold.. to see if I can come up with some numbers..

Its important to me..

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

Hello,

My CG5-ASGT with no CW weights 12.5lbs. I asked this same question a couple of weeks ago, I had thought that it should weigh more, but according to other members it was right.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:32 PM

I ment the Celestron Advanced (CG-5) GoTo Telescope Mount...

I believe the tripod is 12 pounds.. The mount is 18 the CW's 22.... Not completely ,sure.. I have never seen such a difference in weight information, then applied to this mount.. No one seems to know exactly.....

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:58 PM

Basic mount, tripod, and one CW, 42lbs.
42lb - 12lb tripod - 11lb CW = 19lb for the mount alone.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:31 AM

>>>No one seems to know exactly..... <<<

Perhaps not exactly, but I've weighed my CG5ASGT on a reasonably accurate shipping scale and here's what I got:

Head 10 lb 14 oz
CW shaft 2 lb 1 oz
CW 11 lb 9 oz.
Tripod 16 lb 7 oz (2" dia legs)
Leg spreader 12 oz
HC 8 oz
Power cord 9 oz (with cigarette lighter plug)

Total 42 lb 12 oz

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

Perhaps if folks identified which era CG-5 they had some of the confusion might be avoided. Older CG-5s had smaller diameter steel tripod legs, and the oldest ones were aluminum which were lighter still. Today's CG-5 has a tripod with 2" steel legs (same as the Atlas/EQ-6/CGEM) which is the heaviest of the bunch.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:56 AM

If I were interested in buying a CG5-ASGT , I'd only be interested in getting the head, counterweight shaft and handpaddle and any cables shipped if buying from overseas.

12 pounds is a lot cheaper to ship than 43 pounds.

(all properly packed (in-place foam say even if this costs a little bit if extra money - much better than bubble wrap of foam peanuts)

I am assuming my old counterweights and the upgraded CG5 steel tripod I bought for it last year will fit.

This way I'd save on postage which is a killer when shipping heavy stuff from overseas.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:13 PM

THanks guys.. That really helps.. I have the 2008 model CG5 with steal legs.. Thanks again..






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