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67champ
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Loc: Ohio, USA
Orion Skyview Pro vs CG5 ?
      #5678322 - 02/13/13 08:39 PM

Just wondering how these two mounts compare? What say you, anbody??? (stability, weight capacity, price) thanks.

dana t


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rmollise
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Reged: 07/06/07

Re: Orion Skyview Pro vs CG5 ? new [Re: 67champ]
      #5678895 - 02/14/13 07:39 AM

They are very similar except for the motors/HC/firmware. The CG5 is superior in that regard.

Edited by rmollise (02/14/13 07:40 AM)


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dandabson
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Reged: 10/15/08

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Re: Orion Skyview Pro vs CG5 ? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5679001 - 02/14/13 09:22 AM

Are you looking at the go to or manual mounts?

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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

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Re: Orion Skyview Pro vs CG5 ? new [Re: 67champ]
      #5679303 - 02/14/13 12:01 PM

The Orion SVP is a much better mount mechanically. Unlike the CG5, the SVP uses sealed bearings in both axes. The CG5 has no bearings on the Dec axis.

The CG5 is a much better mount electronically. Nexstar GOTO is wonderful and feature-rich.

Regards,

Jim


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