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Eq mounts

Started by Ridgesoar, 04/01/2015 05:21PM
Posted 04/01/2015 05:21PM Opening Post
I'm in the market for an Eq mount and I can't decide between the Orion Atlas Pro and the Celstron CGEM. Does anyone have two cents to throw in ? Both the same price . Thanks. John Pratt
Posted 04/04/2015 05:36AM #1
Hi John,

What's your budget range in your EQ search? Just a thought, the mounts you are looking at are in the 40 - 45 lbs. MAX payload range. Just how much load do you currently have you are planning on giving a ride on the mounts in question, future equipment possibilities?? Looking for use as a grab and go or a more home body type of usage? Are you looking for used or new? Loads of little often over looked considerations to be thought about when looking to step up to a 'new' mount to get the best bang for your buck. Best time to mull through all of those considerations and various mounts is when you are looking at a new mount not after you've purchased and find it falls a little short with little room to grow you astronomy pursuits upon!