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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #210210

For Sale: CG-5 EQ, RA/DEC Tracking, *****SOLD*****

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I have an older CG-5 Vixen/Celestron style mount with Vixen Dual Drive Tracking (slewing 2x,4x,8x)and the commercial wooden tripod legs from Gary Hand (much more stable than the aluminum legs). The mount is very solid and I had one of the Massive Celestron CR150 HD Refractors mounted on it. I have replaced the bar that came on the mount with a longer bar (purchased for Lowes) to provide better balance and hold a heavier counter weight. The counter weight is 15 lbs and can slide up and down the bar. The CG-5 is compatible with a dovetail style mounting plate. I outfitted the wooden legs with industrial grade velcro to hold the drive control box on any of the legs so that it can be positioned on the side you are viewing from regardless of the location of the scope. The drives come with lock out nuts for manual slewing if you like that option. The tripod legs came with heavy-duty rubber feet that dampen bumps pretty well. I replaced the cheep nuts on all of the bolts in the tripod with brass nuts. It looks very nice. There are very few scratches from regular use and the entire mount has been stored in doors. The wooden legs are held together in the center by a tripod try for holding EP's. I recently sold the OTA that I had mounted on it and no longer need it. 300$ plus shipping to anywhere in US.

Thanks for looking!

PS Sorry about the grainy image. More images are available upon request.

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