SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTORMOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVXCAMERAS: Canon 60D;LodestarEYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Celestron Edge HD 11, 190 mm Orion Mak-Newt, Astro-Tech AT90EDT Losmandy G11, NEQ6 PRO Canon 450D XSi, Modded
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
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Quote: OK, so what are the major differences in the CGEM and the CG5??
Quote:Patrick, Correct me if I'm wrong, but CG5 visual payload 35 pounds and CGEM is 40 pounds. Or even if it is 30 & 40 pounds, equals 15 & 20 for imaging... Personally, internal wiring and quiter motors are 'nice to haves'. PPEC would indeed be very nice, but I think I've gotten some very nice images with my CG5. I'd 'like to have' a CGEM, but I'm not sure I 'need' one...
Quote: Patrick - "retractable counterweight shaft" ... I know the EQ-6 has this, are you sure the CGEM does as well?
Quote: Also if I ultimately want to stack an APO guide scope will the CG5 be heavy enough to support the weight? I figure it will be close to 20-25lb on a 30lb mount, will that be too much weight??
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