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Quote: The CGE Pro is more comparable to the Losmandy Titan...
Quote: Only one vendor is selling it at $4K and I don't know how they can knock a thousand bucks off the going price.
Quote: Also, I do like the quality and build of the CGEM.
Ralph For deep space objects, bigger is better.. 10 dob XT10 C8 OTA my new favorite C6RGT Omni XLT 150R Nexstar 80gt Canon T2i Brent Oliver mod Canon T3i
Quote:What I hear being said is that the G11 is higher quality than the CGE Pro but lower capacity, right? On the other hand, I've read several reviews that state neither one is exceptional in quality.I'm guessing but the CGE Pro is likely made in China and the G11 is USA made. I have one on order that is simply awaiting a tripod before shipping. I don't yet have a pier so a tripod is required for either mount. But if I can get a $5K CGE Pro for just $4K, isn't that a pretty good deal? Only one vendor is selling it at $4K and I don't know how they can knock a thousand bucks off the going price. Seems maybe I should snatch that up just on principle... )
Quote: Quote: Also, I do like the quality and build of the CGEM.
Quote:I owned both g11 and now a newer Titan 50 and have used a cgem and go out imaging with a friend who bought a Cpro last year.. IMHO.. the Titan has the best build and is a very solid imaging platform, my old g11 was great but like already stated here.. I needed a mount that can carry an ota&acc. near 50# so bye bye g11...
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Quote:Hey Kev, here's a quick question for you: Based on your experience do you think the Titan can handle a C11 Edge and a TEC 140 side-by-side for imaging? This would be about a 60 pound payload with everything aboard. Thanks!Clear Skies,Brian
NSN Channel: BigAppleSkies CPC 1100 with HD Pro Wedge with ETX-70 Finder Celestar C8, C80ED and PST Istar 150 Anistigmatic R30 on CGEM Jason 313 from 1975! Mallincam Extreme & Mallincam SSIc & Mallincam Micro DSI Pro, Orion SSAG, GPUSB, Nautilus Filterwheel JMI, Celestron and Orion MotoFocus, FCUSB1&2 Hyperion 5,13, ES 18, 30, OR 18, 25 TV 2.5x Powermate, WO Binoviewer with pairs: TV 7 Naglers, WO 20 and RKE 28
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Quote:Jeff--There is a seller of a CGEpro on Amart for $2.2ka half-way solution for you could be to buy a used CGE like this one, save $2-3k and probably be out less than $1k after you sell your CGEM... not a bad trade idea...Other CGEpro here: Amart_CGEpro
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C-14 HD on CGE Pro Mount 80 MM Orion CF triplet Green Zebra Observatory Mallincam MCHC
Now, what is this "hypertune" for the mount?
Quote:Lou, what was the "initial alignment difficulty"?Thanks,Jeff
Quote:The altitude and Azimuth adjustment can be a major pain in the rear end. Especially with weight/OTA on the mount.Adjusting the altitude can make it shift in Azi since the adjustment is this knob/bolt. The bolt can shift side to side on the plate (instead of up and down). I find it easier and more precise by lifting the counterweight bar and then turning the knob and then resting the mount back on the knob.