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#1 kepler22b

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:32 PM


The Celestron CGE PRO mount has not received a lot of press here on SGL. Clearly at around £5k it is never going to be a mass-market product and it's size and weight means it best-suited to a permanent setup in a dome or roll-off shed. You are not likely to find one setup at a Star Party. Nevertheless it does sell and customers are pleased, we have no complaints and zero returns icon_salut.gif

Celestron have been listening to end-users and recently incorporated a number of enhancements. Improvements like these usually happen quietly in the background, often even dealers are not aware, but we received a communication from Celestron today that I would like to share because it shows their commitment to this flagship product:
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We have recently implemented 8 design and process improvements; 2 electronic, 2 mechanical, 2 manufacturing improvements and 2 firmware updates.

Electrical

  • A new electronics design adds additional layer of protection from static electricity.
  • We have increased maximum power to the motors allowing for smoother yet more powerful operation.

Mechanical

  • Modified motor design to the high quality USA made Pittman DC servo motors for added reliability.
  • Spring loaded RA worm block minimizing backlash and optimizing gear teeth engagement producing better astroimaging results.

Manufacturing process enhancement

  • Worm gears and worm were lapped together (creating a custom set) to further reduce periodic error and provide smooth tracking performance, out of the box.
  • Each worm gear is hand matched with the main axis shaft to obtain best fit possible.

Firmware update

  • New custom speed rate 9 feature allows adjustable maximum speed of both motors.
  • The new NexStar+ HC with multi-language capability is now shipping with the CGE Pro.

We are pleased to share these improvements with you.

 

 

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#2 kepler22b

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:03 AM

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more results since celestron released the results and over on cloudy night

the cge pro are starting to sell again like hot cakes with all the new improvements

and with the price reduced too im glad i waited to get one.