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I really enjoy the planets and moon at high magnification. At high mag objects move out of view to quick for me to enjoy fine details. Has anyone tried this tracker on a Orion Skyview Pro or Celestron CG-4 eq mounts? Thanks to you all.

https://www.amazon.com/Orion-7829-EQ-3M ... B0000XMWCQ
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The motors for the SkyView Pro are Excellent!!!!

The CG4 ones are not the best, no clutches, funky mounting in my opinion.
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Well, I put one on my CG4 and it works OK. Used it for the 2017 eclipse and tracked fine. And it has clutches, allows for the manual slow-mo to work too, but you have to de-clutch. However, long exposure is rough, probably because my CG4 has seen hard times more than a motor drive problem.

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If you want the enhanced version get the Skywatcher EQ-3/2 motors, they are the same kit but has a better hand controller and if you can find them in the USA the Skywatcher are usually cheaper.
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-wa ... eq3-2.html
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Refractordude wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:22 pm
I really enjoy the planets and moon at high magnification. At high mag objects move out of view to quick for me to enjoy fine details. Has anyone tried this tracker on a Orion Skyview Pro or Celestron CG-4 eq mounts? Thanks to you all.

https://www.amazon.com/Orion-7829-EQ-3M ... B0000XMWCQ
The motor you have linked to is for a EQ-3 and will rotate the mount at the wrong speed and either track slightly slow or to fast.
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Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
Mounts: Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Lady Fraktor wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Refractordude wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:22 pm
I really enjoy the planets and moon at high magnification. At high mag objects move out of view to quick for me to enjoy fine details. Has anyone tried this tracker on a Orion Skyview Pro or Celestron CG-4 eq mounts? Thanks to you all.

https://www.amazon.com/Orion-7829-EQ-3M ... B0000XMWCQ
The motor you have linked to is for a EQ-3 and will rotate the mount at the wrong speed and either track slightly slow or to fast.
What do you think/know about the EQ-2M?

https://www.amazon.com/Orion-7827-EQ-2M ... ics&sr=1-1
Telescopes: Meade LX70 120mm f/8 Refractor, Vixen 70mm f/12.9 Refractor, Tasco 49N 50mm Red Refractor
Binoculars: Zhumell 20x80 Giant, Levenhuk Sherman 7x50
Mounts: Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial, Orion Versago II Altazimuth, Farpoint Universal Parrallogram Mount
Finders: GSO 8x50 Raci, Svbony Red Dot
Diagonals: GSO Dielectric 2", GSO Dielectric 1.25"
Eyepieces: GSO Plossls 32mm/25mm/20mm, GSO 20mm Superview, Svbony 20mm/15mm/9mm/6mm, Svbony Aspheric 23mm/10mm/4mm, Agena Super Wide Angle 15mm, Few No Name Brand Ebay Plossls
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That is for a EQ-2, you need motor(s) for a EQ-3/2 or CG-4.
The mounts have a different tooth count on the gearing so you need to use the proper motor to get the correct speed.
The Skywatcher EQ-3/2 is the same as a CG-4 and is not either a 2 or 3 if you are misunderstanding.
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Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
Mounts: Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, TAL MT1C, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
Eyepieces: Antares to Zeiss
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