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CG5 & EQ5 Polar scopes.. are the same?

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#1 morden8uk

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:10 AM

I've got some more info that one of these polar scopes actually fit the GPe mount!.. problem is the supplier is claiming its a Skywatcher EQ5 polar scope, but displays a CG5 polar scope picture... very confusing!. Is there any difference between the Celestron one & the Skywatcher one?.. are they different in size etc

I just want to get the right one!!.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:14 PM

As far as I know the EQ-5, CG-5 (ASGT), Skyview Pro, and Vixen GP all used the same size polar scope. There were different reticles used over time and quite a few people seem to prefer the Orion polar scope over the Celestron.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:36 PM

Thanks very much.. to be fair I would have thought they would be the same (size) thread wise.

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