G11/Gemini-2/OPWB Canon 60D (unmodified) with 18/55mm kit lens and "nifty fifty" lens Assorted M42 screw mount lenses (28mm thru 300mm) Celestron 102GT refractor (Costco special) 8/10 inch astrograph someday. DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 StarTools 1.3 http://www.astrobin.com/users/StarGale/ http://everettastro.org/
Quote:Hi, I ended up buying the CGE for $1625. I am sure I will be happy with it. neilson
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Quote:... and homing switches!!!Yes, a CGE is a good alternative at $2000. You'll even have some money left over after selling the G11 for the Bennett mod.and if the periodic error on the CGE is not to your liking, Aeroquest sells a replacement ring gear for $250. Not sure why Jim doesn't sell a worm though..Overall a superior choice to the CGEM DX.John - I bet that new Tak handset will be $1000. The old one was..So $6000-odd for an EM200, another $1000 for the handset. No thanks, I'd rather have a Mach1..!
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Quote:Much better choice than a CGEM DX, congratulations!
Quote:I don't understand what a dead zone in the CGE's DEC means. I can't find any information on line about it so far except one thread about balance in the DEC. on the CGE yahoo group.