Others may disagree. Your millage may vary. Void where prohibited by law.
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Calypte Anza, California
Quote:I have a pier and plan to leave either one semi-permanently mounted outside.
Quote:I had a CGE-Pro for 1.5 years, and have now owned the MX for exactly one year. The MX is the better mount, no doubt. However, (maybe I was one of the few) - I really had no problems with the Pro, and imaged many successful targets in the time I had it. I would say mine was worth the money I paid for it, so I don't have any regrets. All that being said - if you can afford it get the MX (and an equally as nice tripod, Rob Miller if/when he surfaces again, or the Bisque one).
Quote:Jeff, you had a CGE PRO and now have an MX. Why did you upgrade to the MX?
scopes, cameras, mounts & time enough at last
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Stellarvue 80mm APO triplet Celestron C8, GP/Vixen mount Celestron EdgeHD 11, Paramount MX
-Saad Paramount MX Starlight Xpress Lodestar Hutech OAG5 Losmandy G11 SBIG ST8300M. Tak FSQ-85EDX ATRC8 w/Moonlite My Astrophotography Gallery
Quote:Well I did it! Deposit made on the PMX for the next production run. The wait won't be too bad, from mid-may until mid-august it isn't dark enough for imaging here anyway. Thanks again for the help!