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turtledude1
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Reged: 10/08/08

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Re: Top Accessories for your new CGEM-DX mount new [Re: neilson]
      #5449316 - 09/30/12 10:20 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Beware of the 1610 case with CGEM DX if you invest in all the ADM toys because it won't fit, at least mine won't. I had to go to the Pelican iM2875 for mine. I'm changing everything to the Pelican cases. My Atlas EQ6 fits in the 1610, my CGE Pro polar mount fits like a glove in the 1610. The latitude plate and the electronics pier take the 1650 case. Anyway measure first and buy later.
All the add-ons mentioned are great, but here's a couple more. The ADM tripod knobs are awesome when making tiny final leveling adjustments, but make sure to get the ones for the CGE Pro because the regular CGEM knobs won't work. My second are the Robin Casady Stainless counterweights they look great, I added a pic of my CGE Pro with them. I have the 5#, 7.7# and the 15# weights for both mounts. With the 5# I can balance my WO Zenithstar 80mm APO which weighs 6 pounds.
All I hear about the DX is that you can't use small scopes with it, well I guess not if you use the only 22# weight Celestron offers DUH!!! Enjoy your DX it's a tank.

Russ


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Top Accessories for your new CGEM-DX mount new [Re: turtledude1]
      #5450233 - 10/01/12 02:22 PM

TDM.. Plain and simple..

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TALK2KEV
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Loc: Oklahoma
Re: Top Accessories for your new CGEM-DX mount new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5450306 - 10/01/12 02:59 PM

very nice looking with SS counter weights I'm going to look into that , Thanks for the heads up on the pelican cases.

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shareef777
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Re: Top Accessories for your new CGEM-DX mount new [Re: TALK2KEV]
      #6471967 - 04/17/14 04:31 PM

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very nice looking with SS counter weights I'm going to look into that , Thanks for the heads up on the pelican cases.




Sorry for reviving an old thread, but which case did you go with?


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