Quote: 1.) Is the GP-2 really worth the difference today?
Quote: The configurations I'm comparing are GEM with single-axis drive, polar scope, and setting circles. No go-to or computers.
Quote: For the rating, quality, and specs of the GP-2, one can get the SkyView Pro equipped with DA drives and polar scope for $550 shipped (and the SVP has better setting circles). And if you want go-to, get the CG-5. Either one about 1/3 the cost; again, unless the GP-2 is that much better.
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTOR
MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX
CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar
EYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9
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