Quote:Hello everyone.So here I am with new dilema... I am looking for mount to use with my Meade 5000 ED APO 80mm. I found Celestron CG-4 and Skywatcher EQ-3-2 in my price range, and both seem very similar. EQ-3-2 sells for 205â‚¬, while CG-4 sells for 265â‚¬.Do you have any experience with these two, please? They have same payload of 8kg, both come with tripod. From the images I've see, CG-4's tripod seems sturdier, but images can lie. Are there any other differences? Sturdiness, quality, reliability, comfort of use, etc? Is CG-4 woth 60â‚¬ extra?My setup weights approx. 4,5 kg, so there is a reasonable reserve. Do you think CG-4's sturdier mount will make difference with 4,5kg setup (if it is any sturdier, at all)?Thank you guys so much for your advice, I really appreciate any help, as I really have no clue.Thank you once again, wishing you clear nightsFrank.
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Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"