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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: What's your advice on these mounts? Im new.... new [Re: astrophile]
      #6041057 - 08/23/13 12:16 AM

for visual use the CG-5 is quite capable of handling a typical 6" refractor. do keep in mind that celestron actually sold a 10" 1200mm Newt on a CG-5 before. it required 3x yes 3x 11lb counterweights to balance on the mount but for visual use it did work though it was less than ideal but if your looking for aperature GEMs are not really the way to go Dob's are.

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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: What's your advice on these mounts? Im new.... new [Re: frito]
      #6041060 - 08/23/13 12:19 AM

http://www.telescopes.com/telescopes/reflecting-telescopes/celestronc10ngtref...

I don't see any unhappy customers in their reviews either.

you ain't going to image with that kind of weight and length on a CG-5 but visual is not the same as imaging, the mount can handle it and the AVX is no better than it in what it can handle, its simply an updated and improved in some areas version of the CG-5 it even still has one of the worst features of the CG-5 and that is the bearing-less DEC axis.


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pdxmoon
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Reged: 06/27/13

Loc: Oregon
Re: What's your advice on these mounts? Im new.... new [Re: frito]
      #6041766 - 08/23/13 12:06 PM

What's involved with tracking of the moon with this mount? Do I do a polar alignment first, or do I just center on the moon and use the lunar tracking speed?

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Daniel Guzas
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Reged: 11/20/10

Loc: Bethlehem NH/ Boston MA
Re: What's your advice on these mounts? Im new.... [Re: frito]
      #6064653 - 09/05/13 03:18 PM

You have all convinced me... I went with the Celestron AVX as my mount. It seemed to have good reviews and the price, even though a couple hundred $$ more, I feel Iím getting the best my limited money can buy.... Maybe someday Iíll get one of those Sky Watcher mounts with Dual Encoders so I can go manual or Go To on a whim! But man you really PAY $$ for that!!

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