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Home > Forums > ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT > Equipment Talk > Message #684726

Re: Celestron CGEM Mount vs. Orion Atlas Mount

Posted by Rod Mollise on 10/23/2009 6:11 AM in response to Celestron CGEM Mount vs. Orion Atlas Mount   (2603 hits)
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Hokay...

For starters, these are basically the same mount, made by the same folks (Synta). The CGEM is pretty much an update to the EQ-6/Atlas.

--The EQ-6 can be run with EQMOD.

--The CGEM has a better hand control with better software. It also has a Losmandy D dovetail (though Orion sells replacement saddle plates for the Atlas now).

Be aware that Celestron's been having HC problems lately.

Me? I bought my Atlas about a year before the CGEM begain going to users. At first I was upset, since I really love the NS HC. But then I discovered EQMOD, and am mostly happy with the Atlas. Its only real shortcoming is that the altitude and azimuth controls are stiff and hard to use.


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Subject Posted By Date/Time Hits 
Celestron CGEM Mount vs. Orion Atlas Mount Charles Menbeck 10/23/2009 5:54 AM 351
Re: Celestron CGEM Mount vs. Orion Atlas Mount Rod Mollise 10/23/2009 6:11 AM 2603
Re: Celestron CGEM Mount vs. Orion Atlas Mount Charles Menbeck 10/23/2009 4:22 PM 373

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