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Quote:Y'all's thoughts on the good, old CG5's replacement?
Quote:Unc, Where did you find this?JohnD
Quote:Rod - where can you find information on this particular mount?
Quote:Uncle Rod secretly runs Celestron, has for years. He just put that out there to get a little pre-announcement advertising.Jon
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Quote:I visited with a Celestron rep at the Astronomics grand opening a few months ago and he mentioned this as a coming attraction. I wonder if Celestron is also going to jump into the dual EQ/alt-az mount area like the Meade LX-80. Ioptron seems to be preparing a similar rollout. Lots of neat products in the last few years, with more goodies to come!
Quote:Autoguider port (which the CG-5 already has)New motors (which should mean new gearbox and therefore hopefully won't have the 8/3 period errors)
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Quote:I sincerely hope Celestron isn't jumping on the LX 80's bandwagon. That's more of a hearse. Given what VX is, I am a bit concerned about the message being sent with the name:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VX_(nerve_agent)The VX needs to have been wrung out like the EdgeHD evidently was, so the design is known to work and the manufacturing activity's shipped results meet its advertised specifications.If not, Celestron, ye be warned.-Rich
Quote:All 3 of my CG-5s have an 'Auto Guide' port.Stan
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Quote:Curious what the weight capacity will be. My CG-5 has performed wonderfully (especially after hypertune!) so hopefully this mount is a step forward!
Apparently this was at CES this week.
Quote:Quote:Autoguider port (which the CG-5 already has) New motors (which should mean new gearbox and therefore hopefully won't have the 8/3 period errors)
I know this is something of a problem with the CGEM, but I have never seen nor heard tell of it in a CG5... Mr Ed, what say you?
Quote:Autoguider port (which the CG-5 already has) New motors (which should mean new gearbox and therefore hopefully won't have the 8/3 period errors)
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Quote:Is it a Sirius/HEQ-5 derivative?
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Quote:Obviously if the new VX works as anticipated this will put pressure on the basic CGEM, why pay $500 more for basically 10 lbs of additional payload?!?