Quote:John, where'd you find photos?
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Quote:Wider latitude range... yet it only does 7 to 77 degrees??Didn't the CG5 go from 0 to 90 degrees? How to you go wider than that? Am I missing something here?Anyway, it looks like a great mount. I liked my CG5. Hope this new mount isn't as noisy as the old one.
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Quote:Wider latitude range... yet it only does 7 to 77 degrees??Didn't the CG5 go from 0 to 90 degrees? How do you go wider than that? Am I missing something here?Anyway, it looks like a great mount. I liked my CG5. Hope this new mount isn't as noisy as the old one.
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Quote:Is it a Sirius/HEQ-5 derivative?
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?It sounds like Celestron has a great bundle with this new mount plus a C8 Edge HD OTA for under $2k.I was considering an 8" Edge HD OTA to experiment with anyway. It sounds almost like I'd be nuts not to hold off a bit and get this mount + OTA bundle."The star of the series is the Advanced VX 8” Edge HD, which combines Celestron’s best optical design with the Advanced VX for a stellar astroimaging telescope under $2,000."Star sense also sounds like a nifty little tool for popularizing and democratizing astronomy. So easy even a caveman can use it to align a GOTO mount. Regards,Jim
Quote: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?!? The mounts are more different than the 30 pound/40 pound specs imply. Bigger gears, bearings, etc. The CGEM minus tripod weighs more than twice the weight published for the bare VX so it's substantially beefier (weighs about the rated capacity, rather than 1/2 the rated capacity). The price difference will still be justified for those wanting something more substantial - but with any luck the VX will be even more bang for the buck than the CG-5 was, and that's saying something!
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?!?
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Quote:That's a very nice "clean up" of the CG5-GT.
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Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
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Quote:Where is there information about it? I looked on Celestron's site and on several vendor sites and can't find any mention of it.Brian
Quote:I will never understand why people complain about CG5 slew noise, the mount is completely silent when tracking!Cheers,Jose
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
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Teeter's Telescope 15" F/4.5
C6, C8, MAK90, AT72ED, SV102ED, XT8i, XT4.5, C102GT OTA Lunt LS35THa/B600 CG-5GT, UA MicroStar Deluxe, Stellarvue M2
2.3x40, 6x30, 8x42, 15x70, Canon 10x30is
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