Holding my G11 Equatorial head and the Gemini Equatorial head seems worlds apart in how much heavier my equatorial head is. Not weighing both mounts, mine seems to weight about 7 to 8 pounds more.
Has anyone ever heard of this before? My Normal set up is my C14 with a Orion ST-120 on it and its absolutely rock solid for stability with no vibration during focusing. I recently have been using my 150 F/5 on my mount and surprisingly, its still very stable.
Does anyone know if these original G11's from the Celestron CG series were heavier than the current crop of G11's currently being sold. I really never noticed this till I started carrying my friends G11 Equatorial heads, and then noticed they were substantially lighter which to me, accounts for why they don't seen to be a solid as mine is?
Anyone ever hear of this? I noticed my setting circles are set up differently and seems to be larger diameter, at least in the RA axis. I haven't measured this but visually, the setting circles on my mount seem to be a larger diameter and are marked differently, since I use my setting circles to find objects in the night sky.
Anyone ever hear of this?
...Ralph in Sacramento.