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Equatorial Mount for 11" tube
      #6158294 - 10/25/13 09:58 PM

I have a CPC 1100 but is really hard to handle so I'm wondering if I can remove the optical tube and mount it on a equatorial computerized goto mount like the CGEM DX or other?
Any recommendations please..

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David PavlichAdministrator

Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Equatorial Mount for 11" tube new [Re: Alware]
      #6158366 - 10/25/13 10:36 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights! Many fork mounted SCs have made their way onto GEMs. For the 11" Celestron visually, I'd say that the Atlas would be about the lower limit. For imaging, the DX would be pretty much minimum. For overall performance, I'd look at a Losmandy G11 or a Celestron CGE (used market).

If you want to spend a lot more money, a used AP 900 or a Tak NJP would be terrific!


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Mr Greybush
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Reged: 05/16/13

Loc: Virginia
Re: Equatorial Mount for 11" tube new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #6160506 - 10/27/13 10:48 AM

+1 for Davids remarks

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