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kevint1
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Upgrading a CG4 with Orion GoTo new
      #4595960 - 05/22/11 10:55 AM

Hi, does anyone know if the Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for the SkyView Pro EQ. will work on a Celestron CG-4 mount?

Thanks,
Kevin


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Re: Upgrading a CG4 with Orion GoTo new [Re: kevint1]
      #4596041 - 05/22/11 11:42 AM

I don't think it will work, if I remember correctly the CG-4 has a different number of teeth on the worm gear. The SVP is comparable to the CG-5.

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Re: Upgrading a CG4 with Orion GoTo new [Re: Trev]
      #4596124 - 05/22/11 12:19 PM

As I recall, Trev is correct.
Besides, the cost of adding the Goto option to the CG-4 (and there is one available) puts it's price well above the CG-5, which already is equipped with Goto.


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Re: Upgrading a CG4 with Orion GoTo new [Re: Doug76]
      #4596551 - 05/22/11 03:51 PM

OK, thanks for your replies. I had thought the CG4 and the Skyview Pro were the same mount. But I see know that they aren't.

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Re: Upgrading a CG4 with Orion GoTo [Re: kevint1]
      #4596590 - 05/22/11 04:14 PM

Nope, it isn't. But the CG-4 is an upgrade of the EQ3/Astroview, and EQ3/Astroview accessories will work on the CG-4.

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