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Quote:Wooo Hooo !!!! I love this mount!!!I took the opportunity last night to give the CGEM a test run. I'm still working with William to get my QGuider operational, so I was going to blast a bunch of unguided subs while exercising the mount.AllStar alignment is pretty groovy, but having never done it I stepped slowly. I had selected Procyon to do the 'Polar Alignment' on, and didn't have much adjustment to put it in the crosshairs, then the mount will slew to where it thinks it should be.... Wacky mount did a meridian flip and BAM, there was Procyon! The mount alt/az adjusters are a dream in comparison to the CG5. Recalibrated the alignment and calibration stars to complete the alignment, then just started cruising the sky. Every target was in the center of the chip! No matter where in the sky.. Once I was doing the high speed slew across the sky and a CHP pulled up and told me to slow it down... Go figure.. I'm sorting through some subs I got while racing around the sky last night, if there's anything worthwhile you'll see it!
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Quote:J.D. - It's the same short bolt. I'm at 34.6 and it has no effect. But it appears to me that the weight of the mount (especially loaded) at that low of an angle keeps it pretty darn solid on the adjuster.
Quote:As easy as the adjustments are, you can just spin it up and lock it when you are done. I moved mine on the tripod, it's a little tricky but saves a trip.
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Quote:I guess I'm just anal about these things, but an altitude lock should actually lock something, dang it...
Quote:Beo,My order status is still "pending", but my credit limit on my VISA card has been reduced by the amount of the CGEM. This is like reading tea leaves!John
Quote:Quote:I guess I'm just anal about these things, but an altitude lock should actually lock something, dang it... Celestron posted this knowledgebase article last month in apparent response to this question. Of course to me this strikes me as the "It's not a bug, it's a feature!" response typical from software developers when the find a screw up they don't really want to take the time to fix.Beo
Quote:hey gary - not only is this set up a beauty but it seems like you have plenty of sky to work with too. looking really good! david
Quote:post those pics! post those pics! post those pics!