Quote:any suggestions on where to look? Ive been poking around craigslist and havnt seen any decent mounts of for sell here in denver/boulder.
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Quote:Stay away from the LX80. It MAY prove to be a nice mount someday. But not this day. A CG5 would be nice, but if you are not planning on imaging, one of the single arm forks like Celestron uses on the NS 8/5 would be just perfect.
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Quote:If the LX80 was that bad I am surprised there haven't been any LX80's for sale here or Astromart.
Quote:David; 44 lbs. of counterweights?!!! That is WAY overloaded. A CGEM is only rated for 40 lbs. of equipment, so a CG5 must be considerably below that.Brian
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