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CG-5GT mount user group

A group dedicated to tricks , tips , hints , and questions , pertaining to the use of this goto mount .

Members: 8
Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2011

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Fork mount alignment procedure

Started by William Neff. Last reply by Starhopper Jun 25, 2011. 1 Reply

I have a 8" reflector fork mounted scope on wedge and tripod, over time I have used different techniques for precise alignment, of course it is impossible "NOT" to view straight thru tube, diagionals…Continue

Bubble level ?

Started by samiam. Last reply by Starhopper Jun 15, 2011. 3 Replies

I have been haveing really good luck guiding lately and the main thing I have started doing different is instead of using the built in bubble level I am using a small carpenter's level . When I level…Continue

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Comment by samiam on June 6, 2011 at 8:56am

Tricks: If the mount suddenly acts weird..the 1st slew is way off, or it doesn't work like it did? Do a factory reset on handset. Re-enter GPS coordinates...Fixed 90% of time!

 

Starhopper , this little gem saved my night . THanks !

Comment by spike77 on May 9, 2011 at 3:45pm
i luv the cg5 great mount i can handle it myself unlike the cgem that sucker is a beast i use the c-6 on mine handels well
Comment by samiam on April 6, 2011 at 2:54pm

Trick : A wise man ( starhopper ) once told me to set up in the same place , so I came up with an idea for just that from stuff that was just laying around the house .3 12 x 12 pavers 3 5/8 flat washers and a dab of JB WELD

 

I waited for a night when I knew I had a good alignment ( make sure you have plenty of adjustment both ways in your azimuth screws ) and marked the pavers with a felt marker .What I have found is that the time it takes me to align my mount has decreaced , and the lenght of time of my exsposures have increased. This is a simple CHEAP way to get more form your mount almost instantly . In fact , I was going to buy the polar scope for my mount , but have decided it would be unnecessary .
Comment by samiam on April 4, 2011 at 10:53am
While I was researching my first goto mount for astrophotography I was unable to find much in the way of resources ( save a few notable exceptions ) for a beginner . My hope is that this group would help the beginner / novice user gain a deeper understanding of this mount's full potential .
 

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