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audioaficionado
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Reged: 05/24/12

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Re: Pros? and Cons? of a Celestron CG 5 GT mount? new [Re: greju]
      #5876136 - 05/21/13 03:03 PM

Can this mount handle a 102 x 1000mm x 4kg OTA for AP?

Great deal. Wish I had the spare astro bux.


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greju
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Re: Pros? and Cons? of a Celestron CG 5 GT mount? new [Re: audioaficionado]
      #5876159 - 05/21/13 03:12 PM

Quote:

Can this mount handle a 102 x 1000mm x 4kg OTA for AP?

Great deal. Wish I had the spare astro bux.




According to the specs I think that would be a yes.

http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/celestron-cg-5-computerized-mount.html


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dragonslayer1
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Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: SLC, UT
Re: Pros? and Cons? of a Celestron CG 5 GT mount? new [Re: greju]
      #5876169 - 05/21/13 03:17 PM

well I just tried mine last night with my former CPC mounted 9.25 on it and am very happy with it, tracked fine and at 1 minute integration with Mallincam it showed no star trails at all. Kasey

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A. Viegas
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Reged: 03/05/12

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Re: Pros? and Cons? of a Celestron CG 5 GT mount? new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5876424 - 05/21/13 05:29 PM

I recently sold my CG5-AGST and upgraded to a CGEM. I needed the extra payload capacity, but I miss the little guy... really did a great job for not that much $... When you compare it to the CGEM, wow... let me tell you it was really portable, I could carry it outside with C8 attached, while the CGEM takes at least 2 trips... Its a great mount visually for any scope combination up to 20-25lbs and for AP I think it can be a great introductory mount with payloads of 10-15lbs.

Al


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Reged: 08/03/04

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Re: Pros? and Cons? of a Celestron CG 5 GT mount? [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #5896070 - 06/01/13 01:40 PM

Word on the street is you bought a new one..

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