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MichaelAK
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Re: Celestron CGEM mount problems - really? new [Re: MichaelAK]
      #5411844 - 09/09/12 03:45 PM

Maybe I should get a Celestron CPC 925 (with AA fork mount).
Can I assume doesn't have the same problems that some find with the CGEM?


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MichaelAK
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Re: Celestron CGEM mount problems - really? new [Re: MichaelAK]
      #5411869 - 09/09/12 03:58 PM

Maybe I should get a Celestron CPC 925 (with AA fork mount).

Can I assume I won't find the same tracking problems that some have found with the CGEM (from the same manufacturer)?

EDIT: New to this board. Sorry for the duplicate posts. I had to repost because they didn't appear as they usually do. When I deleted the first post of the first duplicates, both were deleted. Maybe I acted too quickly, so maybe I should wait awhile to delete my similar postings above. Or, does it matter?

Edited by MichaelAK (09/09/12 04:14 PM)


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orlyandico
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Re: Celestron CGEM mount problems - really? new [Re: MichaelAK]
      #5412121 - 09/09/12 07:11 PM

I think the CPC has better motors (Pittman).

But then its a fork. So less handy for AP. But for visual its fine.


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Re: Celestron CGEM mount problems - really? new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5412144 - 09/09/12 07:24 PM

Quote:

I think the CPC has better motors (Pittman).

But then its a fork. So less handy for AP. But for visual its fine.




No. The CPC mounts use the exact same motors as the CGEM only with a different gearbox. The only Celestron mounts that use different motors (usually Pittman) are the CGE, CGE Pro and the old Nexstar mounts. That said, the CPC don't currently seem to have too many complaints, but there are issues with the plastic ball bearing used for the azimuth.


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orlyandico
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Re: Celestron CGEM mount problems - really? new [Re: EFT]
      #5412564 - 09/09/12 11:44 PM

hi Ed, thanks for the correction. I knew the CGE's had those motors, but am surprised the Nexstars had them but the CPC's don't...

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mclewis1
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Re: Celestron CGEM mount problems - really? [Re: orlyandico]
      #5413003 - 09/10/12 10:26 AM

Yes, the NexStar GPS scopes were really very sweet setups. Good motors, gears, and bearings. The other NexStars didn't get quite this attention to detail (but at a correspondingly lower price point).

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