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#1 SKYGZR

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:41 PM

Considering upgrading the LXD55. It doesn't have an auto guide port, and just wondering on suggestions. Will be used for 35mm Film & DSLR work. I'm thinking a Celestron CG-5GT would fit the bill.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

Couldn't come up with a better mount for the money. Trick is to find one new. I am sure there are/will be plenty of used ones as people update to the VX.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

Get'em while you can CG5 at Highpoint

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:16 PM

OPT still shows them also

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

I bought a cg5 for $549 new a few weeks ago for my TV102. I'll also use to for a C8. It's a great value. I was tracking Saturn a few days ago and it held the image absolutely steady.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

I bought a cg5 for $549 new a few weeks ago for my TV102. I'll also use to for a C8. It's a great value.


Ditto. Got mine at High Point.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

Decided on this also..may be selling the LXD55 now

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:25 PM

You can guide the LXD55/75 through the Autostar's RS232 port.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

You can guide the LXD55/75 through the Autostar's RS232 port.


Yes, but you need a computer. Won't accept guide commands like an Atlas, using the guide camera directly to the mount.

I want to get rid of having a 'puter connected, and use a stand alone NEXGUIDE auto guider.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Then you have your answer. I too am looking to ditch one more gizmo.

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