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#1 Old Dinosaur

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 01:02 PM

I'm trying to find some links to this old mount.

I'd say 1990's vintage, it's very similar to the old Vixen DX  Celestron furnished at one time.

I thought I had a copy of the old original manual stashed away in my records, but I sure can't find them.

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 01:57 PM

I have a old PDF file with this title, is it possibly what you are looking for? 

The PDF is 680kb so cannot be uploaded here.

 

G-3 and G-5 Telescope
Models #11090 / #11091 / #11050/ #11051
CG-3 Equatorial Mount
Model #91503-A


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 02:25 PM

Thanks. Did you mean to have a link to that info in your reply?



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Posted 27 June 2022 - 02:28 PM

I just posted the title of the PDF file in case the numbers matched any of your gear.

I could try a dropbox link. 

 

Give this a try: https://www.dropbox....-51_g5.pdf?dl=0


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 03:22 PM

Ah, OK. None of those mount numbers seem to match up.

The mount that comes up in the PDF looks to be a very early design.

Maybe I'm too far off on the date for this one I'm working on.

 

Might try looking for mounts more closely related to the Vixen D.

All through the long history of those mounts there were constant changes made.



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Posted 27 June 2022 - 11:16 PM

What color is the telescope tube? All of the G series I could find were black CG-3 for 5" and less

C5 were orange and nexstar were silver.

 

Earlier than that I thought Celestron mostly used the Vixen mounts if the telescope was not fork mounted?  



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Posted 28 June 2022 - 08:06 AM

I'm trying to find some links to this old mount.

I'd say 1990's vintage, it's very similar to the old Vixen DX  Celestron furnished at one time.

I thought I had a copy of the old original manual stashed away in my records, but I sure can't find them.

TIA

Got a photo of it?  Before the CG-5 there were the Polaris, and Super Polaris GEM mounts.  I have the Polaris mount the C-4.5 came with.



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Posted 28 June 2022 - 08:22 AM

The Polaris was one of the first Vixen mounts Celestron used I think. I had one of those and the C-4.5.

Sold that mount to someone here years ago.

I had forgotten about Company Seven and went through their web site yesterday.

Lot of info there on the Vixen mounts and Celestron.

 

I don't know what this mount may have originally carried.

It's now got parts of a number of different mounts on it.

Even put a set of Vixen clutches on to disconnect the drive motors and use manual knobs.

Even had Tangent DSC's hooked up one time.

 

Reason I'd like to find a good set of instructions is I'm shipping the thing off to someone with really no clue on how to set up and properly use that mount. Once I finally get it out to him I envision endless emails trying to get him going. LOL


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Posted 29 June 2022 - 04:59 PM

The Polaris was one of the first Vixen mounts Celestron used I think. I had one of those and the C-4.5.

Sold that mount to someone here years ago.

I had forgotten about Company Seven and went through their web site yesterday.

Lot of info there on the Vixen mounts and Celestron.

 

I don't know what this mount may have originally carried.

It's now got parts of a number of different mounts on it.

Even put a set of Vixen clutches on to disconnect the drive motors and use manual knobs.

Even had Tangent DSC's hooked up one time.

 

Reason I'd like to find a good set of instructions is I'm shipping the thing off to someone with really no clue on how to set up and properly use that mount. Once I finally get it out to him I envision endless emails trying to get him going. LOL

The only thing about this Polaris mount, is the threaded counterweight. But it's only a bit of a PITA when making large weight changes.  The one thing great about it is, it will never stomp your toes confused1.gif  unlike sliding weights. lol.gif


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