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#1 jps101574

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

I am about to purchase a mount listed online. The owner lists it as an HEQ-5. To me it looks like my manual CG-5. Before I pull the trigger, can anyone let me know for sure if it is an HEQ-5 or just the smaller EQ-5? Thanks.

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#2 rmollise

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Generic GP clone. Probably Synta-made. IOW, CG5 or EQ-4

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Cg-5 clone. I have one and it works OK. If you need the cheapest motorized mount you can find, this is it.

I payed $225 plus shipping for mine on E-Bay.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

That's what I thought. Thanks for the help. I'm glad I got him to email me a pic before I paid for it.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

That is a manual CG-5, certainly not a HEQ-5.
HEQ-5 look like this : https://www.google.c...=HEQ-5&tbm=isch

#6 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Cg-5 clone. I have one and it works OK. If you need the cheapest motorized mount you can find, this is it.

I payed $225 plus shipping for mine on E-Bay.


That's what it looks like to me, the E-bay GEM. Measure the diameter of the legs, the CG-5 AS series have 2 inch legs..

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

The CW nut is more typical of the Jinghua/Bosma mount. Same castings as LXD75. The tripod is not original, looks like a CG-5. Best guess is that it is a eBay Jinghua less the drives and on much better tripod. Value is $175-$225, mainly due to the demand for the tripod. Head without the tripod $50-75.






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