Quote:Not to be too critical, but should Celestron sell this mount without a mounting plate or rail? Do they expect us to make one ourself? That is a pretty important part for them not to supply. Borderline rediculous to me.
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Quote:I'm sorry if I didn't respond to previous posts about my Prototype kits. It is sometimes difficult for me to find the time to read and respond to all the different user groups. I have several prototypes completed and wanted to update you on the progress. Please check out the link below for a write up on my replacement DUAL-SADDLE for the CGEM. This replacement saddle will accept both V-Series dovetails as well as D-Series dovetails.
As luck would have it the EQG "hockey puck" adapter works with the CGEM. If you are looking for a less expensive alternative you can purchase the DUAL-SAD-EQG. One other
option for using V-Series dovetails is the LOS-VIX adapter. I am now shipping all the LOS-VIX adapters with longer knobs. The previous knobs were too short and hit the CGEM saddle.
If you scroll to the bottom you will also see the replacement rosette knobs that I am working on. Unfortunately the Winter Star Party is going to get in the way of my timeline. I am hoping to have both the DUAL-SAD-CGEM and the knob replacement kits ready for
shipping early next month.
I will do my best to keep all of you up to date as I continue to move forward.
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Personal preference. The rail that comes with the OTA that actually comes with a CGEM in the kit is different from the d style. It is indeed a little deeper and fits better.
Quote:No problem. I just thought you would like to know the Celestron rails are a bit flimsy.