I am the second owner of this mount. It is a CG5 with 1.5" tubular steel legs. Autostar goto has been added using the goto4all motor mount kit and DS motors. Here's what is included:
- Mount head with dual Meade DS motors for tracking and goto
- 1.5" tubular steel tripod
- #497 Autostar with cable
- Accessory tray
- 11 lbs counterweight
- power cable with lighter adaptor
- Tool box with padding that holds everything except the tripod
- Polar alignment scope
- A custom machined spacer in the RA axis that prevents the scope from hitting itself (this is a nice feature)
- A 13" dovetail bar
Here are the issues: There is 1 ding on the RA axis about 1/2" x 1/8" that is cosmetic only. It is basically a dent in the crinkle finish. The polar scope cap is missing. One of the wingbolts that holds the accessory tray on is now a regular bolt. There is a small crack in the plastic sleeve on one of the tripod legs. The counterweight has some scratches on it as does the counterweight shaft. Nothing horrible, just the usual from use.
This mount works very well. Goto and tracking are outstanding. The mount has been torn apart and the Chinese glue replaced with lithium grease.
I am selling this mount because my custom mount is approaching completion and this one is not required.
I will post many detailed pictures on my website which will be available upon request.
I am asking $425 + shipping (what I paid). If you were to build this from scratch, it would cost $650. This one has the bugs worked out already.