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Gregk
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Looking for new mount got a budget
      #5617818 - 01/11/13 07:15 PM

Hi

I'm looking for a new mount for AP Shortly I will
have a place for a more permanent mount Tripod Initially and then a pier. I have had in the past an Eq-6 CG5 and LXD75 I now have a Sirius but it will no longer support the optics

I am looking at the G11 used with a Gemini I or II

Would consider others Max load C11 with OAG cameras finder

Regards

Greg


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Raginar
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Re: Looking for new mount got a budget new [Re: Gregk]
      #5618081 - 01/11/13 09:55 PM

Sounds like you're on the right track with a G11 or better. You might look at a used MI250 or if you're willing to spend the big dollars even an Mach 1.

I would argue most people would shift you away from a CGE/CGE Pro or any of the Meade mounts.

BTW, you didn't state your budget

Chris


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Gregk
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Re: Looking for new mount got a budget new [Re: Raginar]
      #5618332 - 01/12/13 12:52 AM

Quote:

Sounds like you're on the right track with a G11 or better. You might look at a used MI250 or if you're willing to spend the big dollars even an Mach 1.

I would argue most people would shift you away from a CGE/CGE Pro or any of the Meade mounts.

BTW, you didn't state your budget

Chris





Sorry I have around 2500.00 to spend I thought about a CGE also I'm finding G11's used with Gemini for around 2200.00 which is amazing considering they are new for 3600.00


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orlyandico
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Re: Looking for new mount got a budget new [Re: Gregk]
      #5618387 - 01/12/13 02:20 AM

I think a G11 Gemini is the best bet for that price..

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EFT
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: Looking for new mount got a budget new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5619241 - 01/12/13 03:07 PM

I think that most people consider the C11 to be the max load on the G11 mount and you will find the G11 to be more challenging to use than your previous mounts. Prime focus AP with the C11 will be very challenging. If you can stretch to any with more capacity, you will be better off, but a G11G1 may be the best you can do with your budget.

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