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Astro Sky
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Loc: Iowa, Louisiana, USA
ES 127 APO on CGEM new
      #5501077 - 11/02/12 02:44 PM

Would CGEM mount handle well with ES 127 APO Refractor, want doing images with DSLR or get G11 Losmandy?

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jrbarnett
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Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: Astro Sky]
      #5501085 - 11/02/12 02:50 PM

I'd say the CGEM or an Atlas would be fine for DSLR imaging with this OTA. Keep the legs pretty short. Use VSPs.

- Jim


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Astro Sky
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Reged: 05/06/06

Loc: Iowa, Louisiana, USA
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5501099 - 11/02/12 02:59 PM

I plan use on my pier. what is VSP ?

Edited by Astro Sky (11/02/12 03:00 PM)


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Lane
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Reged: 11/19/07

Loc: Frisco, Texas
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: Astro Sky]
      #5501143 - 11/02/12 03:39 PM

VSP = Vibration Suppression Pads

The CGEM handles my AT152 using a 31mm Nagler very well so I would assume your fine.


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Goodchild
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Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: Lane]
      #5501185 - 11/02/12 04:15 PM

Someone posted on this setup about 1-2 years ago and called it a perfect combination.

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WarrenS
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Reged: 03/04/08

Loc: Orange County New York
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: Goodchild]
      #5501541 - 11/02/12 08:37 PM

I have the AstroTech equivalent on a pier mounted Atlas(CGEM equivalent) for DSLR imaging. Works very well.

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vi100
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Reged: 10/15/04

Loc: Santa Pola (Spain)
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: WarrenS]
      #5501961 - 11/03/12 04:44 AM

My ES ED127CF on a NEQ6 Pro works excellent for astrophoto.

Edited by vi100 (11/03/12 04:44 AM)


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dr.who
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Reged: 01/05/12

Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: vi100]
      #5502735 - 11/03/12 05:57 PM

Pier mounted? No problem. On the tripod? Don't extend the legs, get the vibration pads if you are shooting on a hard surface, and the Orion pier extension for the Atlas (works on the CGEM) to keep the OTA from hitting the tripod and it will work quite well.

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Bill Cowles
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Reged: 04/16/06

Loc: Utah
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: Astro Sky]
      #5503183 - 11/03/12 11:32 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Atlas was my choice.

Bill


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Jeff Smith
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Reged: 04/06/10

Loc: Chicago
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #5517877 - 11/13/12 12:52 PM

I think the ES 127 APO will be my next scope to go on my CGEM. I really need a replacement lol. I have a $99 scope on a $1500 mount atm. With the focal length provided, weight and the great accessories it seems to be the best match. BTW, it's $1699 at Starizona.

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Bill Cowles
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Loc: Utah
Re: ES 127 APO on CGEM [Re: Jeff Smith]
      #5517969 - 11/13/12 01:35 PM

The ES 127ED, will be great on your CGEM. I use to have a C6-R on my Atlas, and with the ES 127, I was able to remove an extension, it is so much easier to mount and use than the heavier and longer C6-R. The ES 127 also works fine on my CG-5, when I don't want to set up the heavier Atlas.

Bill


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