Quote:Hi all, 1st is the svp up to the job visual only, the ota weighs about 18lbs with every thing on it? One thing I notice it does not have cables/knobs for RA and dec, will that cause issues or will I have to spend the 150 to add motors? That brings the total cost up to the cg5.I been leaning to the svp because I dont need goto and have to worry about power source. If I went with the cg5 how is manual tracking acomplished?Thanks jeff
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Quote:The SVP has somewhat lighter legs than the CG-5 (1.75 as opposed to 2"). It is adequate for visual, But I'm left wondering why you'd ditch the Celestar fork. It's perfectly fine for visual use, already has a fairly accurate servo motor drive system, can be controlled by a simple handbox and will operate quite while on a 9v battery.