Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:13 AM
just picked up a CG-5. I did some research and found that's its the newer version with the RA housing tapered which means actual RA bearings. It's missing the altitude jackscrews and a couple other small bits but that's OK for the price. It also has the dual axis manual drive.
Now as a Meade guy I've been fairly happy with my LXD75 after tearing it down and tuning it, and Astro Boy's website has a nice article on the same for the CG5. The mount does seem a touch beefier than the LXD75 in general.
So anything I should be aware of with this mount, and can you get GOTO retrofits from Celestron for it? I'm wondering if the dual axis drive motors are the same ones inside the fancy housing the store bought GOTO version uses and if I just need a handset.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:19 AM
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:15 PM
would anyone know off hand the specs for the altitude jackscrews? I checked and both are missing, not just one.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:05 AM
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