Re: Comparison of CG5 mounts
- It was about 6 months ago I did the PECtool training after going through many days of searching various forums for just the question you have asked. The one constant was that PEC works on the new Celestron CG5 and that Celestron will not confirm the info. After reading many forums individuals that did the average of 7 to 10 PEC's had the best results. Since the full moon was out it was the perfect time to do PEC training. Ten runs, then averaged in the laptop, then saved to the mount memory. You need the most current firmware to PEC to the motor memory board.
The mount is very stable even on windy days - but with the everything on the nexstar 5 optic I'm less than 15 lbs.
Sorry I can't confirm my sources but it is out there if you want to spend the time reading forums until you are brain dead. I think the mount is a great first mount to see if you want to get into astro imaging. Just remember that 50% of the mounts ratings = a stable mount = 15 lbs. You can go higher but everything I have read means extra weights, no wind, and a lot of balancing work.
--- In CG5@yahoogroups.com, "Miguel" <miguel.aznar@...> wrote:
> You say that this mount is able to compensate PE? I allways have read that you can train for eror compensation, but, if you shut down the power, the controller lose it data, and every time you power up, must to re-training the PEC.
> Pleas could you tell us something more about? It is a interesting subject. I own a CG5 moded in both axes, with aditional bearings, and some days a I am able to autoguide more than 5 minutes with my C11 guiding with 700 mm OTA and lodestar, but others is impossible. My problem mainly is the PEC.
> --- In CG5@yahoogroups.com, "macason1945" <macason@> wrote:
> > About 6 months ago I purchased the CG5 and I'm very pleased with it. I have my old nexstar 5 scope mounted on the CG5 and uses the small orion autoguider finder scope with my old meade dsi pro imager for auto guiding. The first thing I did was to spend and hour under the stars and use Celesron's PECtool (yes PEC does work on the newest CG5) and did 10 runs with the auto guider which removed most of the gear errors. For $600 the mount can't be beat. My next purchase is a newer canon to replace my old 10D and get live view for accurate focusing.
> > Dave McElligatt
> > --- In CG5@yahoogroups.com, David Erbas-White <derbas@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I have an older non-computerized CG5 mount, but I also purchased a set
> > > of motors for it to allow it to track. However, I'm having several
> > > issues with that configuration (not the least of which is having broken
> > > a piece of the circuit board of one of the motors, having lost one or
> > > two minor pieces, etc.) so I'm thinking of purchasing the computerized
> > > version and getting rid of the old one.
> > >
> > > For those who have the computerized mount, is it pretty accurate? How
> > > difficult is it to train the mount (or is it not possible with this
> > > mount)? If anyone has done a comparison of the
> > > computerized/non-computerized mounts, any major differences other than
> > > the motor system? And having had some minor issues with the gear
> > > meshing with my current combination, how well are the mechanics of the
> > > motor system on the computerized version?
> > >
> > > I'm primarily interested in using it for solar Ha photography, with a
> > > Lunt scope.
> > >
> > > David Erbas-White
> > >