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CGEM DX performance ??? They are shipping.

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#1 mak7

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:18 PM

I know they are shipping and there is already one up for sale on the mart. Owner says he plans to keep his G 11 instead. Selling it as NIB.

Anyone have any comments, thoughts or reviews yet.

Very curious,
Brad

#2 Mike X.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:03 PM

I beleave it's better than the normal CGEM but if i had to choose between a CGEM DX and a G11 i would probably go for the G11 too

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

I have herd the software in the G11 is not the hottest
and a taller price is not the most favorable.
I have just placed a order for the DX. It has a Cgem pro tri-pod and a beefed up servo motor.
Mine will be carrying a 11" Edge.
The problem with the old CGEM is that if you where to throw up a 11", you where on the threshold of over loading the mount.

Now to wait for 4-6 weeks to go by:(

Looking forward to first light:)

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:51 AM

"I have herd the software in the G11 is not the hottest
and a taller price is not the most favorable."

Have you seen or handle a G11 in person?
The $1200 price difference is minuscule compared the huge difference in quality and precision of the G11.
I have a CGEM that came with my G11 Edge and I now wish that I should have sold it.
The only reason I decided to keep it is because the CGEM is semi portable as I can carry the head and tripod attached.
It is much harder to do so with my G11 and tripod.
I'm going to order Gemini 2 upgrade for my G11 and sell CGEM when I get it.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:57 PM

BUMP

They are out there and I want to hear what anybody thinks.
Please stay on topic about the CGEM DX
Thanks,
Brad

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:39 AM

You might want to watch the CGEM DX Yahoo group as well if you are not already. There is at least one person over there that has just received his DX.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:59 AM

Great suggestion Ed, however I have been unable to find it on the Yahoo user groups. A couple of mentions on the regular CGEM group. I searched many pages and have not found a group for the CGEM DX.
If there is a new group you are following, have you got a link ?
Brad Geisler

EDIT EDIT EDIT

Found it, slightly different spelling than I expected.

http://tech.groups.y...LESTRON_CGEMDX/

Thanks,
Brad

#8 Jerry Hyman

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

Brad, someone in the SMAL club has one, and is willing to sell it at a discount (just wants the OTA). PM me if you are interested.

~jerry

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:14 PM

I've pulled the trigger and ordered CGEM DX with 14" Edge HD OTA from Hands on Optics after visiting and personally checking the new mount. I will go there to pick it up myself in a few days :)

I was just interested in 14" Edge HD OTA but could not resist Gary's offer. The mount seemed impressive and very stable compared to CGEM but this is based on my "visual inspection" only.






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