Quote:CGEM CGEM DX CGE PRO No Yes Yes Power Requirement 12VDC 3.2A 12VDC 3.5A 12VDC 3.5A
Quote:CGE Pro motors on the CGEM DX?
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
SV 135DF (being made by Vic)
Quote:With all this talk about a beefier tripod giving the DX a higher load capacity, what is the load capacity of a good old CGEM (hypertuned), on a permanent pier? Kev
Celestron 8" Edge Apogee 80mm ED refractor Hypertuned CGEM Bogen 3046/Unistar light Modded Canon 450D/ Canon EF200mm F/2.8 A whole bunch of other stuff
Quote:Not trying to be a smart a** but, if a new tripod can help boost payload, why can't a concrete pier?Kev
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- Kirk My Astrophotos
Quote:Any Chance that Celestro will offer an upgrade kit? I bought my CGEM last June and am very happy with it. I us a C11 CF with it for visual and a C-8 for AP. My biggest complaint has been the mount.
Chris"Where the senses fail us, reason must step in." - Galileo Galilei11" EdgeHDCGEM (w/ ADM Accessories)Ethos (21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm), ES (30mm, 40mm)Baader clicklock diagonal w/ SCT clampOrion Ultrablock, Orion Skyglow, Celestron O-IIIDewBuster w/ Dew-NotOrion StarSseek WiFi w/ IPad2 (SkySafari 3)Hyperstar, QHY5 guider, Nightscape CCDStarbound Observers Chair
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Boren-Simon CF F2.8 Astrograph Meade 8" ACF Meade 5000 80mm Apo Moonlite Focuser upgrade 9x50 QHY5 Guider WO Binoviewers CGEM Hypertuned Astrotrac TT320X SBIG STF8300M SX CFW7 LRGB Ha OIII SII Canon Eos 1100D/T3 Modded,Canon 500D, Canon 7D DSS, BackyarEos, PS CS6, Noels Actions, Pixinsight, SkyXPro
Quote:I like my CGEM as little as I've been able to use it. What kind of upsets me is that I waited for 7 months to finaly get my CGEM 11HD, and then find they have a more capable mount. Just received mine this last September, it would have been nice if they had offered this mount when they first rolled out the HD's. I would have offered up the difference for a slightly more weight capable mount.