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Celestron Omni CG-4 Mount for Omni XLT Telescopes
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I bought this mount for my 102 mm long focus (F11) refractor. The OTA weighs over 12 pounds and with 2 inch diagonal, guide scope, 2 inch eyepiece, et...
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by Phil, from United States, TX Written on September 5, 2014
Good mount for the price paid. No cons. Celestron C5 works well on the mount. Remove the counterweight bar and the latitude can be set to 0 for easy terrestrial viewing. The quick assembly and breakdown makes it easy for travel....
Would recommend: Yes
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Omni CG-4 Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PR Written on June 24, 2012
I bought this mount for my Short Tube 80 refractor Telescope . It is a very sturdy and stable mount. Even with my T2i DSLR attached to the telescope.
Pros: Sturdy and stable mount...
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron Omni CG4 Equatorial Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on April 2, 2012
I'm using this mount with a C90 Mak. I leave it in my garage and bring it out on clear nights. For experimenting with lunar photography, it provides a very sturdy, predictable, mount (far more enjoyable than the shaky camera tripods I used to use).
Pros: Sturdy, smooth, easy to use with a variety of telescopes
Cons: Rather heavy...
Would recommend: Yes
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CG-4 Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on March 29, 2012
I use this mount with a 5 in short tube refractor. (127 Explore Scientific.) Nice Ballance between portability and mass. Setting rings are cheezy, but never intended to use them with this set up. Any more scope than this would need more mount.
Pros: Solid tripod. slow motion controls smooth
Cons: setting rings useless...
Would recommend: Yes
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Easy, Sturdy Tripod and Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on December 28, 2011
I wanted an easy, run out of the house and set it up in the driveway tripod. I have a computerized tripod for my sct6 scope and at times it too time comsuming for a quick look at the moon or planets. With this tripod it easy to use and my c90 also works well with it.
Pros: easy set up, and sturdy...
Would recommend: Yes
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Surprised By The Quality

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on October 27, 2011
I purchased a new Vixen E80MF refractor for cheap and I wanted a sturdy mount that was reliable but not as expensive as the Vixen. --One that would support a larger telescope in the near future. I couldn't be happier. The Vixen dovetail drops right onto the Omni and locks down. For a few hundred bucks total I got a totally righteous combination. It's a sharp looking system too. The mount is smooth as silk with zero play. The tripod is steel tubing and the heavy center tray locks the three legs into position via a large threaded rod. The rod passes up through the tripod and locks down the base of the mount. I think I will go ahead and purchase the R. A. motor for it.
Pros: Sturdy and incredibly stable mount. I have not seen this level of quality for the price.
Cons: None worth mentioning....
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron Omni CG-4 Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on August 25, 2011
I bought this mount for my 102 mm long focus (F11) refractor. The OTA weighs over 12 pounds and with 2 inch diagonal, guide scope, 2 inch eyepiece, etc. its weight is closer to 15 pounds. Moreover, the tube is well over 40 inches in length with dewcap extended, focuser and diagonal, so it produces a good bit of torque. This mount easily manages it's payload. It is rock steady and vibrations damp down in a second or two. All in all it is very stable. The slow motions are also very smooth and the axis locks hold well. I am very pleased. I previously had a Vixen Great Polaris Mount on an aluminum Vixen HAL tripod. The Omni mount as steel legs nearly 2 inches in diameter. It is so much steadier. The only downside is the weight of the complete setup. It is beyond me if I need to move it more than a couple of feet unless I take off the OTA (easy with the vixen dovetail) and the 11 pounds of counterweights (also easy). The mount arrived well packed in one big box with three smaller ones inside. It has a beautiful fit and finish and is an astonishingly amazing value. I would highly recommend it.
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Pros: Excellent value, very stable, smooth motions
Cons: Heavy (but that's really a good thing- it's not so easily moved when set up but it is very stable....
Would recommend: Yes
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