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JIMZ7
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SkyWatcher EQ-2
      #4392909 - 02/17/11 03:45 PM

I've read somewhere that the SkyWatcher EQ-2 mount(I have this) is the same as the Celestron CG-3 equatorial mount. Can anybody verify this and what is the weight load on the EQ-2 mount I have. The color of my mount is grayish white.

Jim


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mcoren
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Re: SkyWatcher EQ-2 new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #4393654 - 02/17/11 09:12 PM

I don't know about the Celestron CG-3, but if your SkyWatcher EQ-2 is the same as the Orion EQ-2 (they usually are) then the weight rating is 9 lbs.

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JIMZ7
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Re: SkyWatcher EQ-2 new [Re: mcoren]
      #4394428 - 02/18/11 08:59 AM

Mike I was thinking that Orion EQ-2 was the same or is the only common thing the name EQ-2. But I must add I just read a review saying the Celestron CG-3 mount is the "clone" of the Synta EQ-2 mount.

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Jim

Orion 100mm f/6
Skywatcher EQ-2
Garrett Optical 32mm SWA 2"


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eric_zeiner
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Re: SkyWatcher EQ-2 new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #4401002 - 02/21/11 07:08 AM

They are all Synta products if I am not mistaken.

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Nippon
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Re: SkyWatcher EQ-2 new [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #4420321 - 03/01/11 10:32 PM

I have heard of Celestron CG4 and CG5 mounts but have not heard of a Celestron CG3.

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