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fefeldarsro

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2018, 12:21:33 AM »
Almost got the DX dialed in to use fully until this new one has been out a few years.

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 03:18:08 AM »
Would it be the same as the new Skywatcher EQ6R?
I saw it was belt driven also, didnt research it much, I'll let it be out for a year or two and let others be the beta testers.

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 04:40:06 AM »
Ok, I bit. I couldn't deal with my CGEM DX anymore. I'll be the guinea pig

Jon Venning

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 08:04:09 PM »
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Ok, I bit. I couldn't deal with my CGEM DX anymore. I'll be the guinea pig

Thanks! You've done us all a favor

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2018, 02:52:13 AM »
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55# payload claimed and pushing it for AP! On the Atlas tripod no less.

Not so sure. Looks more like the same tripod (or at least spreader) as they offer with the 9.25" Nexstar Evolution set-up. Probably similar in capacity in either case. Nothing wrong with the Atlas-sized Synta tripod. They sell them with the T-Rex which is a $2k alt-az head too.

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2018, 11:19:48 PM »
For those that might be interested in TPI tripod spreader for the new CGX, I found this on TPI website.

****NOTE: as of October 2016 the new Celestron CGEM 2 and the CGX tripods have changed from the standard CGEM tripod and the spreader is DIFFERENT a new geometry spreader is being made by TPI for these tripods- Email for availability!****

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 02:26:45 AM »
I just received mine today and have it setup with an 11" EdgeHD OTA. Have not had it for a test run yet, but waiting on weather of course..

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 08:49:24 AM »
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https://youtu.be/v5hB4kFmDFs
This has a pretty good overview
Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Just got my one today and not yet field tested
i just inboxed it and put together
https://www.youtube....h?v=O3KDW1Qbs9E

waiting as well on weather to see how it performs

Jeff Smith

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 02:28:48 PM »
...and given that weather is poor...and I am sick like a dog with flu.
I can just making videos of it inside the house
And here a video of assembling the CGX...

https://youtu.be/mImkgNV5eOY

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2018, 05:36:58 PM »
Thanks for the videos, well done.   Enjoy your new mount and scope and get better soon.
Stan

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Re: New CGX Mount from Celestron
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2018, 09:16:08 PM »
Got better indeed. However the weather is not helping out now.
In the two weeks since I got it, I was only able to take it outside one night so far due to clouds/fog/rain, and for just the time to make a polar alignment and just little more...then the clouds covered back the skyAnyway I am keeping doing video inside and playing with it inside, waiting for some form a clear night
...a video of balancing the mount
https://youtu.be/53c5ZJ6gF4o