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#1 kevint1

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:55 AM

Hi, does anyone know if the Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for the SkyView Pro EQ. will work on a Celestron CG-4 mount?

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:42 AM

I don't think it will work, if I remember correctly the CG-4 has a different number of teeth on the worm gear. The SVP is comparable to the CG-5.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:19 AM

As I recall, Trev is correct.
Besides, the cost of adding the Goto option to the CG-4 (and there is one available) puts it's price well above the CG-5, which already is equipped with Goto.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:51 PM

OK, thanks for your replies. I had thought the CG4 and the Skyview Pro were the same mount. But I see know that they aren't.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:14 PM

Nope, it isn't. But the CG-4 is an upgrade of the EQ3/Astroview, and EQ3/Astroview accessories will work on the CG-4.






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