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#1 Astro Sky

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Would CGEM mount handle well with ES 127 APO Refractor, want doing images with DSLR or get G11 Losmandy?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

I'd say the CGEM or an Atlas would be fine for DSLR imaging with this OTA. Keep the legs pretty short. Use VSPs.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

I plan use on my pier. what is VSP ?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

VSP = Vibration Suppression Pads

The CGEM handles my AT152 using a 31mm Nagler very well so I would assume your fine.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Someone posted on this setup about 1-2 years ago and called it a perfect combination.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

I have the AstroTech equivalent on a pier mounted Atlas(CGEM equivalent) for DSLR imaging. Works very well.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:44 AM

My ES ED127CF on a NEQ6 Pro works excellent for astrophoto.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Pier mounted? No problem. On the tripod? Don't extend the legs, get the vibration pads if you are shooting on a hard surface, and the Orion pier extension for the Atlas (works on the CGEM) to keep the OTA from hitting the tripod and it will work quite well.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

Atlas was my choice.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

I think the ES 127 APO will be my next scope to go on my CGEM. I really need a replacement lol. I have a $99 scope on a $1500 mount atm. With the focal length provided, weight and the great accessories it seems to be the best match. BTW, it's $1699 at Starizona.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

The ES 127ED, will be great on your CGEM. I use to have a C6-R on my Atlas, and with the ES 127, I was able to remove an extension, it is so much easier to mount and use than the heavier and longer C6-R. The ES 127 also works fine on my CG-5, when I don't want to set up the heavier Atlas.

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