Dave Celestron C102 4" achromat, Antares 1529 6" achromat, CGEM mount, Eyepieces: Proxima 31, Televue 20 Plossl, Celestron Ultima 12.5 & 7.5, TMB 5 & 4
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Quote:Don't know about the NEQ-6 but would a CGEM also require this overhaul/maintenance:http://avex.org.free.fr/dossiers-pratiques/eq6/index-eng.html
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Quote:Is there a pier extension available for the CGEM then(I should say half-pillar)?
Quote:Quote:Is there a pier extension available for the CGEM then(I should say half-pillar)? The one for the Atlas should work just fine...
Quote:Quote:Quote:Is there a pier extension available for the CGEM then(I should say half-pillar)? The one for the Atlas should work just fine... You know this for a fact?
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Quote:The picture also shows the pin in the as-shipped between-legs position, which can be a safety hazard. Atlases and EQ6s are also shipped this way. Over the years, with the Atlas, many folks will move the pin to the hole on the opposite side and use that leg as the North leg. The mount and tripod is much less likely to tip over with the pin over a leg rather than as delivered.
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Quote:Interesting that Celestron would point out the OTA orientation as something of interest for the CGEM.
Quote:Dan,Interesting that Celestron would point out the OTA orientation as something of interest for the CGEM. That feature is important for CGE owners, but as far as I know not for CGEM or the CG-5, those mounts don't care about the orientation of the DEC axis.You could setup a side by side config on your CG-5 tonight ... the firmware doesn't care (and yes you do have to ignore the index marks).
Quote:That feature is mentioned in the user guide. My guess is that by turning on this feature you can still use the same index marks when performing initial setup with a side by side plate. You are telling the mount that the scopes are actually perpendicular to the index marks. If you choose not to use this feature then I think it would still work but you would have to ignore the index marks and point the scopes north when doing the setup.