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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!!
      #5470756 - 10/14/12 11:18 PM

ive had this mount for about 2 weeks now and used it 3 times, so far im very happy with it. its easy to use accurate and light. i bought a gps unit for it but found that its just as easy to just program it manually so i might be selling it later on. for the price i think its the best bang for the buck. thanks, donnie

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Patrick
Postmaster
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Reged: 05/16/03

Loc: Franklin, Ohio
Re: celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!! new [Re: donnie3]
      #5470812 - 10/14/12 11:55 PM

The mount has it's quirks, but there are many happy CG5 users. Glad you like it!

Patrick


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RTLR 12
Post Laureate
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Reged: 12/04/08

Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
Re: celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!! new [Re: Patrick]
      #5470929 - 10/15/12 02:05 AM

I love all 3 of mine.

Stan


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graffias79
sage


Reged: 10/01/10

Loc: Madison, WI
Re: celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!! new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5471028 - 10/15/12 06:50 AM

I've used mine twice now and so far I'm very impressed with it!

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Mike X.
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 06/28/10

Loc: Greece-Athens and Rome-Italy
Re: celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!! new [Re: graffias79]
      #5471063 - 10/15/12 08:01 AM

I use mine for over 4 years now and yes as Patrick sais...it has it's quirks but it's a fine mount.
I started doing astrophotography with it,had tons of fun, still do,and even now that i'm upgrading to a bigger one i will keep this litle one as a "grab n go" setup.
It is definatelly a fine mount for the price...with some tinkering can become even better.Tinkering as well as learning the mount's quirks is something someone has to do with this and other mass producted mounts if he/she wants to use it at maximum performance.
I would love to see Celestron/Synta to fix some silly issues of this mount, would make it definatelly ...better..but still for the price is great


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Orionis91
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Reged: 03/01/10

Loc: Maryland USA
Re: celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!! new [Re: Mike X.]
      #5471788 - 10/15/12 03:46 PM

I love mine, GoTo's are spot on every time. Couldn't have been happier!

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mikewayne3
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: San Diego CA
Re: celestron cg5 mount !!!!!!! new [Re: Orionis91]
      #5472411 - 10/15/12 10:26 PM

I've had mine for 6 years and LOVE it quirks and all
Mike


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