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Re: Celestron CG5 Computerized honest weight capacity? new [Re: Patrick]
      #6444472 - 04/02/14 11:21 PM

The GPDX is much more robust than the GP clones like the CG5. I bet with the CG5 2" tripod or say a Berlebach Uni it would blow away the CG5 in the stability department.

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Re: Celestron CG5 Computerized honest weight capacity? [Re: orlyandico]
      #6444481 - 04/02/14 11:29 PM

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The GPDX is much more robust than the GP clones like the CG5. I bet with the CG5 2" tripod or say a Berlebach Uni it would blow away the CG5 in the stability department.




That was my experience. The GPDX is much more expensive and, since the SS2K was discontinued, lacks a goto system with a familiar user interface. I think that for these reasons sales have dropped and most folks just haven't seen or used one so they presume a greater similarity than is there. What there is is only skin deep.


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