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#26 dmdouglass

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

This seems to be a question that just never goes away.
The below quote is from the Celestron Support page for the CGEM mount. Notice the article number, and date:

Support Center » Knowledgebase » What are the differences between the CGEM and CGEM DX mounts?

What are the differences between the CGEM and CGEM DX mounts?

The CGEM DX mount differs from the CGEM:

1) The CGEM DX has a 1-1/4” counterweight shaft versus ¾” and correspondingly bigger counterweights.

2) The CGEM DX has a heavier, bigger tripod. It uses the same tripod as the CGE Pro.

3) The CGEM DX has an adapter bell to hold heavier payloads on the tripod.

The two mounts use the same motors, motor boards and the same gear box.

Article ID: 2623
Created On: Oct 22 2012 02:30 PM

#27 Starhawk

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

Why the CGEM and CGEM DX both exist is one of those bizarre concepts of price points the marketers invent. The idea is to get $500 more from you.

In this case, I've been using a CGEM with about 27 lbs of scope, and it's as stable in the stock tripod as a granite block. So, if the CGEM tripod is a weak link, I can name a half dozen pieces of equipment I wish were that good a weak link.

The real question here is what value you got. I see several non problems the DX had added mass to play with

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