Just bought a Celestron Omni CG-4 mount!
Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:15 PM
Anyways, I'm excited to receive it. I'll be using it with my ED80 for visual and casual astrophotography. Anyone else using a CG-4 for these purposes with a similar size scope? I plan to pick up an ED100 scope in the future and hope this mount will be stable enough. From the maximum load specs, it looks like it shouldn't be a problem.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:31 PM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:05 PM
Bearings on both axis', much better tripod, and it just plain looks better!
Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:08 AM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:48 PM
I see that they also sell the CG4 mount with a 120 mm OTA.
Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:29 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:45 PM
I would think you could get by with the single axis drive for limited AP, just get an accurate drift alignment when you're setting up for AP.
There is lots of information on the net for tuning up CG-5 mounts that would be beneficial for the CG-4 as well. For AP you might look into tightening up the tolerances, and getting rid of any slop in either axis. This will imrove AP performance. CG-5 tuneup guide