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/ CG-5GT conversion
August 24, 2012 1:45 AM
My 10 year old Celestron CG-5GT eq. mount has a faulty hand controller and some burnt out electronic inside the mount.
May I ask, after removing and discarding the existing dual axis drive, what RA motor and hand controller I can readily buy to convert it into a single axis drive eq. mount just for visual observation.
K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST
August 24, 2012 6:50 AM
Don't believe anyone makes a single axis drive for these anymore but once the existing covers are removed the Orion SVP dual axis drive fits.
August 24, 2012 10:08 AM
Thanks for the information.
I can do with the extra dec drive if the dual axis drive for the Orion SVP can be used on the CG-5GT without modification.
August 24, 2012 5:45 PM
I wonder if the Skywatcher EQ5 single axis drive would work.
scroll down to Skywatcher section
6"f15 D&G, 6"f5 Jaegers.
TSA 102, TV60.
Docter 15x60, 10x50.
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