GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
Quote:The quality difference is substantial.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Quote:The quality difference is substantial. The quality difference is there somewhat, but frankly, these two mounts, built by the same company, are more alike than different. "Tracking problems" are not common in the CG5, its payload capacity is about the same as the Sirius, and its HC/go-to system is considerably better. I've had a CG5 for going on nine years and it has never let me down.
Andrew Celestron CPC-1100 Celestron NexStar 8SE OTA on Sirius EQ-g mount running EQMOD Orion ST-80/SSAG guiding package Coronado PST on iOptron SmartEQ Imaging Source DBK21AU04 and DMK41AU02 Mallincam Hyper Color imager My astronomy blog: http://andysastro.blogspot.com Norman OK (nearest CSC station) 73 de AE5YJ
Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s
My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
Quote:Do you guys think the Sirius could hold my setup - AT6IN, large finder scope that came with it, canon t3i, coma corrector, rings, etc. Without a problem, or is this really more of a job for an Atlas class mount? Thx.
Quote:I have a CG5 and can attest to the "tracking problems" for astrophotography.
Quote:Perhaps I should not pass judgement on gear I haven't used.
Quote:Andrew,Try here for extension. I have one for my HEQ5 Pro (Sirius) but don't remember what thread size and can't check at the moment (it's in another state).ScopeStuff Link Hope this helps.Best,
Quote:If your sticking in dec, dont they reccomend cleaning the old grease out and re-greasing with a lighter lube to addrsss that?Kasey
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"