Quote:FYI, I just talked with a tech rep today at Celestron who stated that the CG-5 max load weight is 35 pounds. Neither the owner's manual or the web site have this information.That sounds pretty optimistic. What is the max weight you have used on your CG-5 (ASGT) mounts and how did the mount perform?
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Quote:What do you want to do with it? For visual use the C11 is the limit...for imaging, a C8.
Quote:I've owned my ASGT mount for quite a few years and it has served me well. But I've never put 35 pounds on it! What is the "reality" load limit that owners of ASGT mounts have discovered over the years?
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