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Celestron CG-5 German Equatorial Mount (non-goto)

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Sold to George Eggers

Celestron Heavy Duty CG-5 German Equatorial Mount (non-computerized), Tripod, and 11 lb. Counter Weight

For sale is my Celestron CG-5 German Equatorial Mount (non-computerized). This is the newer version of the manual mount in which Celestron improved the CG-5 with the addition of two ball bearings in the RA axis. Celestron apparently initiated the improved design, so that the mount could better carry the company's 9.25" SCT. Max weight capacity is 35 lbs. according to numerous sources. Overall, the GEM is in good condition with some typical scuff marks from regular use of this work horse. This mount is solid and held my 8" OTA with an attached 80mm refractor with no problems. Only a few minor flaws which I pictured below (missing safety nut for weight arm, road rash on the side of the 11 lb weight, and a small ding and missing retainer screw where the Polar Alignment scope attaches). Being that I never used a polar alignment scope for manual guiding and that this is covered by the included cover, the missing retainer screw and small ding was never an issue to me. Here's what's included:

1) Heavy Duty Celestron CG-5 German Equatorial mount (same as supplied with Advanced Series GT telescopes when they were first introduced)
2) Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray
3) 11 lb. counter weight

Buyer will pay actual shipping costs and 3% PayPal fees if paying via PayPal. If you want to pay via check or money order, please note that you will have to wait until payment clears before I will ship the product.

Thanks for looking!!!

Norm