Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
Quote:Yea, but you were on a first name basis with the innards of that mount. David
Quote:Quote:Yea, but you were on a first name basis with the innards of that mount. David Yeah - and?!?!?
Quote:"The noisiest is the CG5-GT." I would put my LXD-55 mount up against it any day! Coyotes and dogs howl when I slew!
Quote:David you were pretty cozy with your CGE too I'm great friends with mine ! who for whatever reasons insists on being called 'George'.No I'm not trying to do a noise bashing thing and as mentioned it is not a criteria for dumping one mount over another. I think the CG5-ASGT is an insane deal 'almost a crazy larry deal' at under $500 new which is what I paid for mine.Was interested more in if servos noisier than steppers and stuff like that in the more heavy lifting region. Maybe I should have said 100lbs in my original post? Can we say 100 lbs? Last time I bought a mount the CGE was at the low price end of the medium lift, I see some pretty nice ones out there... that seem pretty competitively priced.Like larger scopes, there aren't a lot of them out there as a proportion, and I don't imagine seeing any near me anytime soon. I don't imagine any are like having duty on the flight deck... but apprecite keeping it jovial.
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:Chris, I didn't start the thread to dicker about terminology regarding 'lift' or 'rated loads' and etc. I started it to discuss noise. If you need to school me on physics or terminology, send me a PM (or better we can start another thread about it as I think it is interesting) and lets try and keep my thread on topic please? I explained I think clearly enough - you disagree, fine, let's move on. Thank you.