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#1 donnie3



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

i have a new cg5 mount but not sure it can handle a meade 10" or celestrons 11" i wont APATURE!!!! was thinking about getting a celestron 9.25 but im not sure i would be happy with this scope going from a meade 8"sct to the celestron 9.25. i was wondering if the lx80 mount has any bugs knowing that its a now mount. i could sell the cg5 and purchase the lx80 meade 10" combo,the price isnt bad. any info, on this mount would be appreciated. thanks, donnie

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 PM


I have an LX80 that I'm happy with. That said, there are users that have had trouble with it supporting the 10" SCT so I don't think I'd risk that combination. I think the 10" Meade is a bit heavier than the 11" Celestron and neither would be ideal on the CG5. The 9.25" on a CG5 would be a nice combo... but have you seen the new mount that Celestron is introducing soon. Check the thread on the Celestron VX mount. That may be just what you are looking for. The VX is also $200 less than the LX80.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

The LX80 can handle LESS weight than a CG5. If you want more payload, think "Atlas EQ-6" or "CGEM," not LX80, that's for dadgum sure.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Please read through some of the previous threads on the LX80 and then don't do it. If you need more apature and mount, then move up to a CGEM or Atlas. There are good combo deals on the CGEM/OTA.

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