Quote: "beefier motors" (no idea how much beefier)
Quote: Not really sure if I really buy the extra 10 pounds being worth an extra $500 of purchase price.
Quote:If it can carry the C14 as well as the regular CGEM carries the C11 then it is definitely worth an extra $500 IMO.
Celestron 8" Edge Apogee 80mm ED refractor Hypertuned CGEM Bogen 3046/Unistar light Modded Canon 450D/ Canon EF200mm F/2.8 A whole bunch of other stuff
Quote:Quote:If it can carry the C14 as well as the regular CGEM carries the C11 then it is definitely worth an extra $500 IMO. It won't.
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
Quote:I had a CGE and now I have a G11 and I think the later one is a much better mount specially with the new Gemini2 computer.
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I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
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Quote:OK lets put it this way then: Take a standard CGEM, install a Losmandy saddle and stick it on a concrete pier. That's basically a CGEM-DX (in fact probably sturdier). Now stick a C-14 on it. See how it wobbles. Oh, i forgot about the thicker counterweight shaft....ooh, THAT's gonna make a big difference in carrying capacity. My mistake.
Quote:The "new" non-edge C14's reportedly 53#...how is it gonna ride on a mount rated for 50# with accessories added?!?! Perhaps an older 45# C14 maybe, but not one with the heavier rear cell IMO. Linky...
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
- Kirk My Astrophotos
Quote:High Point just called and said they would be shipping DX's next week. What the heck, I'm going to give it a rip. JayW
Quote:II agree with Jason.It is a $600 marketing ploy. They would have done MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH better if they had just kept the CGE. THAT IS the answer to "thier issue of not having a mid level mount"..as the product manager for "C" so elegantly put it in that video!And IMHO, the CGE is not a "mid level mount" IF the CGEM DX is going to be considered a mid level mount. In that case, my CGE on my concrete pier is a freakin CGE-PRO...come on guys..
Quote: first I need to have a new CW shaft made that is 6-8" longer so that it can handle 75#!!
Quote:I would not have had an issue with Celestron coming out with the DX as an upgraded CGEM (as Vixen has done with their mounts) if they didn't tout it carrying a C-14. That's the ONLY issue i have with it since it's NOT a replacement for the CGE. If they would've said something on the order of "For the imager with our C-11 and smaller cats the CGEM-DX features upgraded features such as....."