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#1 TONGKW

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:45 AM


My 10 year old Celestron CG-5GT eq. mount has a faulty hand controller and some burnt out electronic inside the mount.
May I ask, after removing and discarding the existing dual axis drive, what RA motor and hand controller I can readily buy to convert it into a single axis drive eq. mount just for visual observation.

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#2 simpleisbetter

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:50 AM

Don't believe anyone makes a single axis drive for these anymore but once the existing covers are removed the Orion SVP dual axis drive fits.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

Thanks for the information.
I can do with the extra dec drive if the dual axis drive for the Orion SVP can be used on the CG-5GT without modification.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:45 PM

I wonder if the Skywatcher EQ5 single axis drive would work.

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