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Stuck on "INITIALIZING&
Suddenly when powering on my mount, the "INITIALIZING&
quot; message comes on, but does not advance past that. Any tips?...
Dec 24, 2009
I just bought a new computer, but it doesn't have a 9 pin port, just a 15 and 2 usb ports. I found a site for a diy programming cable (about a year ago) for...
Dec 16, 2009
JMI case for airline travel?
I just got my JMI case for CG5's. I intend to take my CG5-GT with me to my cottage next summer. It's on the opposite side of the country so flying is the only...
Dec 15, 2009
Electronic specs for CG5-GT
I am trying to determine what size battery I need to run my new CG5-GT. I have a 12vdc 31AH sealed lead acid battery and I am confident it can support the...
Dec 14, 2009
I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now, i'm stuck in Wales, United Kingdom...
Nov 25, 2009
CG5-GT / CG5-ASGT
Are all the Celestron CG5-GT mounts called the CG5-ASGT? If no, then what is different? Thanks, Donnie...
Nov 24, 2009
CG5-ASGT Operating voltage
Hello: I'm wondering if anyone has done any actual experimentation to find out the voltage point below 12V that will causes the CG5-ASGT to begin to...
Nov 23, 2009
Hi, Is there a serial# on the head or tripod for the ASGT mount? I can't seem to find one. Thanks. Frank...
Nov 20, 2009
New Astronomy SIte
I am asking the members of this group for some help with a project me and my 8th grade science class are doing, we started an Astronomy site,...
Nov 3, 2009
CG5 AC Adapter question...
Hello all, Was wondering if any owners of the CG5 mount out there would happen to know the polarity of the two wires coming from the adapter section to the...
Oct 1, 2009
Polar Finder Questions
You've probably all been through this already so please humor me. I've not been sure about the polar alignment scope on my CG5 ever since I got it. The...
Sep 29, 2009
Not sure if this question has come up before but has anyone found a case, Pelican or otherwise, that is just the right size for the CG5-GT mount? Thanks, Terry...
Sep 27, 2009
CG-5 losing alignment gears slipping
I was using my C-8 on my CG-5 last night and kept losing alignment. Is it possible my gears are slipping somewhere? I had two counter weights which...
Sep 23, 2009
hi one and all
after careful study am searching for a used CG-5 mount. So if any one knows of one for sale please let me know. I have no doubt afer the aquisisition that I...
Sep 21, 2009
Mounting optical encoder wheels in CG-5 mount
I found the following information ( http://usdigital.
e4p/ ) ... "The E4P miniature encoder base provides mounting...
Sep 18, 2009
Hey group, Just found the group on Yahoo, and wanted to pop in and say "Hello"
! I have a CG5, which I received earlier this year, through the help of a friend...
Sep 17, 2009
Lightning damage update from Coyote Observatory
In the last update (for those who are following this riveting saga of the slam-bang, live-on-a-razors-
face-of-death, world of blown up CG-5...
Sep 14, 2009
Update on lightning damage to CG-5 mount
OK, between bouts of overtime at work, I finally had time to replace the ICs on the motor controller board. It's a long and boring saga of how it progressed,...
Sep 7, 2009
I purchased a used EQ5 a couple of months ago, after a friend of mine bought one at the Texas Star Party two years ago with the intent of adding the Meade...
Aug 29, 2009
Out of the Closet
Been a member of the group for some time, but the C5's been collecting dust awhile and I am considering taking it overseas again on my work trips. Last time...
Aug 19, 2009
no power to cg5
This is the 2nd time this has happened with my cg5. I went out last night to do some viewing and webcam, set up the mount plugged it in and hit the switch....
Aug 17, 2009
Hey fellows , I have come over from the dark side ,(LXD 55 group) The frustration of the LXD mount was getting to be more than I could handle ! So I did a...
Aug 13, 2009
CG-5 mount to hold C-11
Is the CG-5 mount strong enough to hold the c-11 optical tube? The one I'm looking at from astromart has a CGE dove tail mounting rail. I dont think the...
Aug 10, 2009
Can MCupdate.exe program a corrupted flash memory?
exe" utility capable of programming completely corrupted flash inside the PIC16F876 microcontrollers on the motor control board? Or...
Aug 8, 2009
Need a replacement plastic shroud for the CG5 GoTo
I have the Celestron CG-5 Go/To mount and it has a broken plastic shroud that covers the electronics. The mount is out of warrantee, does anyone have a...
Aug 3, 2009
CG5-ASGT mount weight (itself)
I have a CG5-ASGT mount and i weighed it (mount head no counter weights), and it was 12.5 lbs, not counting the counter weights. I checked online and it shows...
Aug 2, 2009
39; changes not taking affect
Hello moderators, I've changed my email settings in the 'Edit Membership
39; page to no email (except for priority from moderator), but I'm now getting daily...
Jul 27, 2009
Attaching refractor to cg5 mount
Hi, I bought a CG5 mount yesterday. I tested it out with my old nexstar 130SLT and it performed superbly, all gotos spot on, and tracking was also great....
Jul 27, 2009
Just bought my Advanced CG5 Goto mount - Suggestions on 2 issues....
Purchased it yesterday. It came with 3 weights, so I can probably support a monster, like the C11 on it if I want. I plan on mounting my C6 and Genesis SDF...
Jul 27, 2009
I was frustrated with the CG5 the other night. Early in the evening when only the moon was visible, I did a "lunar align". Later when it darkened and enough...
Jul 14, 2009
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