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Garry
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Reged: 10/01/06

Re: New Celestron CGEM DX- 50lb capacity! new [Re: Jim7728]
      #4393696 - 02/17/11 09:33 PM


Jim,

Celestron's site has a You Tube video link.
CGEM DX

Shipping April 2011

Garry


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jrbarnett
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Re: New Celestron CGEM DX- 50lb capacity! new [Re: Garry]
      #4393986 - 02/18/11 12:30 AM

The tripod weight (basically a CGE Pro tripod; beefier than the old CGE tripod) is over the top for a 40# to 50# capacity mount. The tripod weighs more than the rest of the mount for Chrissakes! 45# versus 22# for the tripod on the standard CGEM. That really hampers the portability of the mount, with only a scant 10# increase in payload capacity.

- Jim


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