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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #291862

For Sale: CG4 style Dual Drive mount

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No brand name (I bought it used) but it is a VERY nice CG4/Polaris style mount. It comes with motor control box, RA and DEC motors, slow-motion cables for both axises, battery box, Polar finder, accessory tray, and two 5LB (?) counterweights. The overall condition is excellent.

This mount has been modified in the following way. Using a file and saw, I cut into the mounting head to create a dovetail shaped notch, and drilled two holes in the side of the slot and inserted 1/4-20 thumbscrews. This is not obvious when looking at the mount, as the work is done within the grove at the top of the mount. This allows the use of OTAs with dovetails (though the Vixen type dovetail with the dropped ends won't clear the tabs that protrude from either end, so it only works with STRAIGHT dovetails). In addition, one of the holes in the tab type ends where the rings mount was elongated using a screw (the 2 dovetails I had didn't quite line up). So, this mount can be used with clamshell style rings OR dovetails. $20 off for a central Texas (Austin, San Antonio) sale.

I have mounted an Orion 127 (EXCELLENT match), a SV80 (EXCELLENT match), and a Vixen 102 (Very good but a little shaky at high power after focusing) on this mount. Perfect for this class scope. Used to carry the whole thing, with counterweights AND 102 Vixen outside in ONE trip. Why push, when you can drive in style! I don't use small scopes anymore, so this has to find a new home.

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