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Orion Skyview Pro vs CG5 ?

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#1 67champ

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Just wondering how these two mounts compare? What say you, anbody??? (stability, weight capacity, price) thanks.

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#2 rmollise

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:39 AM

They are very similar except for the motors/HC/firmware. The CG5 is superior in that regard.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

Are you looking at the go to or manual mounts?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

The Orion SVP is a much better mount mechanically. Unlike the CG5, the SVP uses sealed bearings in both axes. The CG5 has no bearings on the Dec axis.

The CG5 is a much better mount electronically. Nexstar GOTO is wonderful and feature-rich.

Regards,

Jim


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