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New Celestron CGEM DX- 50lb capacity!

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#101 Garry

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:33 PM


Jim,

Celestron's site has a You Tube video link.
CGEM DX

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Garry

#102 jrbarnett

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:30 AM

The tripod weight (basically a CGE Pro tripod; beefier than the old CGE tripod) is over the top for a 40# to 50# capacity mount. The tripod weighs more than the rest of the mount for Chrissakes! 45# versus 22# for the tripod on the standard CGEM. That really hampers the portability of the mount, with only a scant 10# increase in payload capacity.

- Jim


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