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Replacement Slewing Rods or Cables for a GEM

Started by markvcostello3, 12/14/2015 10:34AM
Posted 12/14/2015 10:34AM Opening Post
Hello, everyone. My rig includes an Explore Scientific AR127 which sits on a Celestron Omni (a beefed up CG4) German equatorial mount (GEM). As I was getting ready to set up for a session last Saturday night, I noticed that the right ascension slewing (RA) cable had a small tear in it not far from the bolt holding it to the RA shaft. It worked fine during the 2-3 hour session but at some point it's going to fail. If someone could point me to a place where I could buy replacements for it, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks very much.

Mark Costello
Matthews, NC, USA

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