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rmollise
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: Mr Greybush]
      #6346587 - 01/31/14 07:15 AM

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I'd personally spend 5000 for a CGE if you wanted a top grade mount. True? then you'd save 1000




A CGE Pro, maybe. A CGE? Not fraking liely.


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rmollise
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6346597 - 01/31/14 07:20 AM

At 5K, they are about 500 higher than Canadian dealers. Not bad, but not good, either.

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Wmacky
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: rmollise]
      #6346695 - 01/31/14 08:41 AM

I was hoping for $2500 with no tripod. At $5000 I'm spending a little more and just getting the Mach One, unless the CEM60 turns out to be a shinning star...

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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: Wmacky]
      #6347875 - 01/31/14 07:04 PM

so is orion saying this better than an AP mount. AP(1100GTO) mount is 7 arc seconds peak-to-peak?
if so, this is a steal


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Dan Crowson
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: diurnal]
      #6352184 - 02/02/14 10:24 PM

It looks like you can just buy the EQ8 from Canada and save a bundle. In looking, it would run $4,200 + $135 shipping to me ($4,350 versus $5000 through Orion). The polar scope is cheaper as well.

An AC adapter would be cheaper through someone like Amazon. It looks like the Orion one just has a cigarette lighter adapter. A comparable one would be http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012BL8LG/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i01?ie=UTF... .

I would love to hear from someone using one of the mounts for AP.

Dan


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: diurnal]
      #6352211 - 02/02/14 10:39 PM

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so is orion saying this better than an AP mount. AP(1100GTO) mount is 7 arc seconds peak-to-peak?
if so, this is a steal




For a few months Celestron was stating that the CGE-PRO was at 6 pk-pk as well. Now I think they are back up to 10. Remember though, it is more about how smooth it is than how low it is.


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andysea
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #6352409 - 02/03/14 01:19 AM

Wow that's better than my Mach1 and way better than my NJP!

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Hilmi
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: andysea]
      #6352423 - 02/03/14 01:37 AM

Difference is, this is priced for people prepared to face a few minor mechanical problems and from what I have been reading on the internet these problems do exist. While buying a Mach 1, you will not have these problems.

You pay your money and get what you pay for. Nothing wrong with that, you decide what is your tolerance level and budget accordingly


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Geo.
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Re: Looks like Orion is finally coming with the EQ8 new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6352727 - 02/03/14 08:37 AM

Strickly on mount capacity and claimed performance, it competes with the AP1100GTO, which is $8.800 minus cwts, etc. May not appeal to the same market, but it will cost AP some sales.

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