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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #78933

For Sale: Celestron CG-5 with Vixen GP Legs + extras [SOLD]

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I bought this about six months ago with a CR150HD. I returned the telescope back to the store because of false color, but kept the Mount because I was impressed by its overall abilities. I bought the polar alignment scope and dual axis drives, and cleaned / de-burred / relubed as seems to be necessary with these mounts. After that I bought wooden legs and used this with my C8. Everything was fine .... Until I bought a used Vixen R200SS, with a Vixen GP Mount, and a mountain of extras.

The CG-5 is for sale because I don't need three equatorial mounts (I also have a Losmandy GM-8). Included is the Celestron CG-5 mount, the 15 pound counterweight, the Vixen GP Legs, the accessory tray (felt lined to stop things banging around), the polar alignment scope, the dual axis drive corrector and battery pack, the RA and dec motors, complete with optional clutch assemblies, and full instructions. Note that I only ever used the RA motor, the dec motor is still wrapped up. Please note that the Vixen GP legs are not extra long. Extended, the top of the head is 45" high. This mount is therefore optimized for Newtonians or Compound scopes (Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov-Cassegrain) rather than long, classical refractors.

After these photos were taken, I left the telescope outside until after dark. I used the setting circles to 'hop' from Vega to M13, then from M13 to M5, finding each object in the field of view at 40X. (Showing that the setting circles are at least equal to the acccuracy of many GOTO scopes.) At 130X the views were not wobbly at all, even when supporting the 16lb R200SS.

To buy this new, without upgrading the legs would cost in excess of $600 plus shipping. I'm looking for $400 inc shipping / insurance in continental USA.

Thanks, Dave

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