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Quote:Thank you for your responses. I´m thinking on buying the CGE-PRO, but I would like to know, if it´s very tall?
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Quote:I do planetary with a C14 on a CGE (old version) and it's fine. I think Damian Peach (world class planetary imager ) used (uses) a G11. The CGE Pro is way too tall for me. Perhaps the EQ8 is the answer when it is launched in March 2013.
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Quote:If the OTA is an old orange tube well forget the G11 option these ota are about 10kg heavier than the ones you buy today. Personally I would save my money for a serious mount that will accommidate any future upgrades.
Quote:"good" = $4K at best, $4.5K to $5K more realistically.
a new CGE Pro is $5K and carries (a bit) more than the NJP.... but it weighs a good deal more.
i think a used CGE would be able to handle a C14.. for $2K.