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morden8uk
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Reged: 03/01/05

Loc: Southampton, England
CG5 & EQ5 Polar scopes.. are the same?
      #4545363 - 04/26/11 12:10 PM

I've got some more info that one of these polar scopes actually fit the GPe mount!.. problem is the supplier is claiming its a Skywatcher EQ5 polar scope, but displays a CG5 polar scope picture... very confusing!. Is there any difference between the Celestron one & the Skywatcher one?.. are they different in size etc

I just want to get the right one!!.

Thanks
Rob


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Trev
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Reged: 12/18/05

Loc: Fort McMurray, AB
Re: CG5 & EQ5 Polar scopes.. are the same? new [Re: morden8uk]
      #4545508 - 04/26/11 01:14 PM

As far as I know the EQ-5, CG-5 (ASGT), Skyview Pro, and Vixen GP all used the same size polar scope. There were different reticles used over time and quite a few people seem to prefer the Orion polar scope over the Celestron.

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morden8uk
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Reged: 03/01/05

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Re: CG5 & EQ5 Polar scopes.. are the same? new [Re: Trev]
      #4545544 - 04/26/11 01:36 PM

Thanks very much.. to be fair I would have thought they would be the same (size) thread wise.

Thanks


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