Celestron CGEM vs CGEM DX
Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:04 PM
I was initially looking at the Atlas when I upgraded to the GEM mount later this year, mainly because of the tinkering with EQMOD, but am slowly leaning toward the Celestron mounts. I am almost to the point of waiting until I can afford the CGEM DX due to the larger payload, but would like more info for the major differences between the CGEM and CGEM DX.
Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:20 PM
CGEM = 3.2 amps of 12VDC
CGEM DX = 3.5 amps
and i believe the CGE Pro is 3.5 amps
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:37 AM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:01 PM
While I hate undermounted OTAs, over mounting also brings with it headaches. What OTAs are you planning on mounting? I'd let that guide me to the correct balance between sufficient capacity and excess mount mass.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:32 PM
But now I notice that Orion has their Atlas mounted 10" f4.7 Newtonian on sale right now. Only $200 bucks above the cost of the Atlas mount for what I understand is a decent OTA.