Celestron AVX or CG5 Visual only
Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:19 PM
Well I have bought my scope . A Sky Watcher pro 120 ED and will be picking it up tomorrow.
You know what that means..??? I need a mount.!!!
From what advice I have been given the CG5 would be a good buy for me as these are being replaced by a newer model, the Advanced VX. However being someone who does not want to have any regrets and has taken a lot of time looking at mount options... Would the Advanced VX be overkill? For visual??
As I stated I do not do astro photography so this is not a primary goal for my mount. I am interested in ease of set up and good tracking and GO TO since I live in a pretty light polluted area...
So would you shell out the extra $200 for the VX?? It still seems like a good deal..with some upgrades over the older CG5..
You all have been great so far with your advice and I am very appreciative of all the info you have presented me. Both in finding and narrowing down a scope..and advice on mounts...
I appreciate your thoughts on the above!!
Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:31 PM
check this thread just below yours,
Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:16 PM
Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:59 AM
You could buy a nice eyepiece with what you save by going with the CG-5. Only thing I don't like about the CG-5 is that it will scratch up your dovetail. Looks like the new AVX saddle might not scratch them up as bad. Dovetails are pretty cheap to replace though.
My dovetail on my AVX gets scratched and dented but the holding screws. It's only superficial and cosmetic damage anyway.
Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:18 PM
It's only superficial and cosmetic damage anyway.
Yeah, it took me a while to just accept it and move on.
Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:11 PM