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astroRoy
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Newer Orion EQ-Gs
      #6378683 - 02/15/14 10:39 PM

I have an older Orion EQ-G and am thinking about replacing it. It was nearly a parts mount when I got it years ago, but it still guides somewhat reasonably, but I think a new one might do better. Is there still a problem with the grease in the new models? Just wondering if I need to look forward to disassembling it before use. Thanks,

Roy


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rmollise
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Re: Newer Orion EQ-Gs new [Re: astroRoy]
      #6379204 - 02/16/14 10:31 AM

There has not been a grease problem in many, many years. Mine is certainly fine in that regard, and it was purchased in '07...

Nota Bene: I am talking about the Atlas...I don't have any experience with the Sirius vis a vis Chinese glue grease (a blend of ground up weasels)...

Edited by rmollise (02/16/14 10:33 AM)


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astroRoy
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Re: Newer Orion EQ-Gs new [Re: rmollise]
      #6380815 - 02/17/14 10:20 AM

Thanks Uncle Rod. I've been kinda out of it for a couple years with health problems and such. Now if I can convince the CFA that I actually need a new mount...

Roy


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