Quote:You can move a CGE so that the Dec box does bump into the mount. There are little soft pads that prevent any damage. Notice I said "move" as in manually move the mount. When you are using the hand controller or the scope is just tracking there is both hardware (limit switches) and software (slew limits) that prevent any contact from happening. It is simply not a problem.The CGE does have easy to adjust bolts for az and alt positioning. Are they "fine" ... well define "fine"? They work well but do require that you practice a bit to get a feel for the adjustments.In North America the CGE is currently being sold at about half the price of the Vixen Atlux ($2700 vs. $5200 USD) and it has about 50% greater carrying capacity. The CGE does not have all the engineering precision of the high end models from Takahashi but it is also not priced like them either. Whoever you are talking to at Celestron needs to have the back of their head slapped.You simply will not find another mount that has it's combination of carrying capacity, accuracy and features under $3000 USD.
Astrosystems Telekit 10" with F/6 JC Wilkinson mirror
Quote:Maybe I didn't express correctly, please see the picture-----I just mean that CGE has no "micro-adjust screws for al. & az.", but such as ATLUX do have them and make the microadjustments very convenient~~ and without any hexhead or wrench; but CGE perhaps needs these to do.
Quote:And it is said that when CGE is working, noise is very loud,isn't it?
Quote:I have again a new question: does CGE have "level bubble"??? if not, how do you who have been using CGE adjust the level of the mount?
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