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#1 NHRob

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:35 PM

looking for simplest GOTO mount for a 4" class apo (102mm f/8, 11lb tube)
The AGC5 is an option. How about an iOptron mount?
This is for visual only.

Thx,
Rob

#2 Mike X.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:50 PM

The Cg5 will handle it perfectly both for visual and astrophotography .I have been using it with 25 lbs of load for DSO photography and i was very pleased. (I'm still pleased but i upgraded to a bigger mount for going higher with the FL).
i can't talk about the Iotpron mounts as i have never used one.
I was very tempted by the IEQ45 GT though as i had heared very positive experiences, i guess the IEQ30 (smaller version,same class as the CG5) should be ok too.

#3 Stelios

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:15 PM

CG-5 is as simple as it gets. For visual, it will be rock steady with great GoTo's. No need to spend more.






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