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vlad10
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Reged: 04/20/06

Loc: Alicante (Spain)
A silly question -heq5/cg5
      #3881153 - 06/23/10 07:19 AM

Hi
Dont know if this popped up before, but can the whole goto from a CG5-GT be adapted and fitted on the heq5? Just trying to check my options here, I think the heq5 is a better mount than my own cg5-gt mechanicaly speaking but the software and the gotos are much better on my mount...


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mclewis1
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Reged: 02/25/06

Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
Re: A silly question -heq5/cg5 new [Re: vlad10]
      #3881321 - 06/23/10 09:43 AM

Highly unlikely. A major issue is that the motors are fundamentally different (servos on the CG-5, steppers on the EQ-5).

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vlad10
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Reged: 04/20/06

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Re: A silly question -heq5/cg5 new [Re: mclewis1]
      #3881335 - 06/23/10 09:50 AM

I was thinking of installing all the electronics of the cg5(motors included) on the heq5, all but the mechanical parts

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glava2005
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Reged: 04/12/09

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Re: A silly question -heq5/cg5 new [Re: vlad10]
      #3881387 - 06/23/10 10:26 AM

it would be easier to just buy the EQ5 SynScan upgrade and install that? think it`s around 320euros

http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p426_Sky-Scan-upgrade-for-HEQ-5-mount.html


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vlad10
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Re: A silly question -heq5/cg5 new [Re: glava2005]
      #3881392 - 06/23/10 10:31 AM

Yes I know, my point was though to avoid using the Synscan. I have seen heq5 Synscan and the cg5 side by side, and although I think its mechanically better, the celestron software and the gotos are superior, thats why I was considering and trying to find any information about adding the asgt electronics on the heq5.

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