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Quote:Just seen it on another Canadian dealer site for $3289. I see they state the capacity at 50kg too.
Quote:A local scope shop is taking pre orders for June delivery with a cost of 3,913$At this price it should put the cge pro out of business assuming it works.. I would post a link but I'm not sure it's allowed. While I want an ap mount or paramount. This is much more in my price range as a final observatory mount to use for decades...
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Quote:What's the PE like on the EQ mounts? They don't seem to provide a spec.Thanks, Chris
Quote:Quote:What's the PE like on the EQ mounts? They don't seem to provide a spec.Thanks, Chris How could any of us possibly answer that?
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Quote:ReviewsWord of mouthPersonal useOther forumsUser groupsI'm totally unfamiliar with the EQ line and haven't been able to find much on them. Just thought someone might know a little more than me and would be willing to share. Chris
Quote:Quote:ReviewsWord of mouthPersonal useOther forumsUser groupsI'm totally unfamiliar with the EQ line and haven't been able to find much on them. Just thought someone might know a little more than me and would be willing to share. Chris The mount has not been released yet. Soooo...that kinda cuts back on those things as sources of information...
Quote:Quote:Quote:What's the PE like on the EQ mounts? They don't seem to provide a spec.Thanks, Chris How could any of us possibly answer that? ReviewsWord of mouthPersonal useOther forumsUser groupsI'm totally unfamiliar with the EQ line and haven't been able to find much on them. Just thought someone might know a little more than me and would be willing to share. Chris
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Quote:Even if it costs $2500, would you pre-order a mount for which there are no guaranteed performance specifications ?You might end with a PE of +-5 arcminutes A Decent and respectable manufacturer should not offer pre-order sales of a product, when there are no minimally guaranteed performance specs.
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Quote:I think the question was about the EQ line in general...
Quote:I understand where you are coming from, I do remember though that on one of the YouTube videos about the mounts, they where indirectly hinting that the mount would perform along the same lines as an astrophysics mount.They have a very big worm wheel on the mount, which to my understanding reduces the effect of the PE from the worm gear.All this is speculation, I am not prepared to stand by my statement, so make your pre-order purchase decisions at your own risk.
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Quote:If it costs $2500 to not know and almost 4k to know, yes I'd be willing to take the chance, if it doesn't work at that price I could still pawn it off to a visual user with a big refractor or even C14.It would be nice if the mount is tested before it's sold. I'm not 100% buying one and gambling but I am seriously considering it.
Quote:This may be a totally idiotic question, but is it easy to order equipment from Canada and have it serviced locally or would that require shipping back to Canada. Is Orion likely to market the equivalent in the USA soon? I know there is no official word but if anyone has heard of any rumours?
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Quote:A local scope shop is taking pre orders for June delivery with a cost of 3,913$
Quote:If anyone wants to take advantage of the $3289 price it will apparently be in effect until the end of april. I'm currently mulling it over.I have a CGE this might or might not be a huge step up from that mount. However I do have 2 completely different locations and I don't move mounts back and forth. That one only has a CGEM. This assuming it works out of the box certainly is a step up.I could continue to use the CGEM for say 3 years, then look into a higher end mount, or get this and not look back. Tough choice.
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