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
Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
C5, C9.25, AT65EDQ CGEM Mount SBIG 8300M, Lodestar SX FW, Thin OAG Bader LRGB, Halpha, Oiii ,Sii
Quote:Just need some opinions of CGEM users in the 60+ age. Do you find the mount set up and weight manageable for somone in my early 60's age group. How long is set up time? I'm thinking of purchasing one for 9.25 OTA
Quote:and using a piece of HDPE between the mount and the tripod hub to allow smooth azimuth adjustments.
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:...or, you could just take an empty 1 gallon plastic milk jug, cut a flat side off and trim it to the size you need to make the donut for the top of the tripod. It functions very well as a slipsheet, costs you nothing, and you recycled!