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Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount

Item# CELE388
 
4.5

(10 Ratings)

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  • German equatorial telescope mount
  • Includes RA and DEC slow motion controls
  • Adjustable height tripod
  • Includes 7- and 4-lb. counterweights
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Description

  • German Equatorial mount and tripod as supplied with all Omni XLT Series telescopes
  • Includes RA and DEC slow motion controls and setting circles
  • Tripod has adjustable height 1.75" steel leg tripod with center brace/accessory tray
  • Two counterweights: 7- and 4-lb.

Supplier Sku:
91509
Shipping Restrictions:
Only ships in contiguous USA.

Dimensions & Specifications

Type

Equatorial Mounts

Brand

Celestron

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Celestron Telescope Mounts

Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount
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Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good footing (6)
  • Locks in tight (6)
  • Easily adjusted (5)
  • Smooth movement (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      4.0

      nice

      By Dennis

      from PORTLAND,OR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount:

        I want to say that I had a CG-4 mount before and that I was sorry that I got rid of it. I plan on keeping this one because there are alot of different scopes you can mount on it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Sturdy 20# EQ Mount

        By Jerry the Magnificent

        from Fairhope,Ala

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Locks In Tight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount:

            After 5 months I am ready to review. This mount was purchased here along with the motors and polar scope. Easy to set up and put to use. Remember to unscrew the whole polar scope mount and screw the new one in. After searching two other website manuals (Vixen GP, Skywatcher) you can get all the setup info needed for using the setting circles as well as polar alignment. I have used the polar scope and have checked it with Kochab's clock, as well as using the time dial and it is dead on. Remember also that the circles are accurate for short distances (they are smaller than 8 inches) so use a known setting near your destined viewing location, set the circles then find your object. I use the motors as well as remove them for manual viewing. I also have wired in a ST4 plug for auto guiding. The rear cover that covers the polar scope ocular does com loose. This is minor and is easily fixed with a piece of felt stuck on the inside of the cover. I currently use an AR102 and am highly impressed. You can adjust the backlash for the gears until you get smooth travel with the motors. For the money this cannot be beat. Adjustable, sturdy, portable, accurate.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            We are true novices...

            By Gary

            from PAHRUMP,NV

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Footing
            • heavy

            Cons

            • Poor Documentation

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount:

            and I thought this would be great. First the really good thing about this is that it is very sturdy. There is no movement or shaking of the telescope when viewing or fine tuning.
            Now the not so good. Poor directions, even on-line. There are features that are not explained anywhere. What good are the calibrated rings for? (Probably someone with more experience would know) Below the R.A. guide marks there is a black gizmo with 3 set screws with a hole there that doesn't even show up on the sales literature. There are some type of calibrated rings that we can't figure out what their use is. In the photo it is covered with a plastic slip-on cover. One of the fine adjustment movement is jerky and not smooth. And lastly, for the real novice, this thing does not swivel 360 degrees. So if you're viewing one end of the Milky Way and want to view the other, you pick the whole thing up and move it where you want to look. Neutral on recommending to others.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            HEAVY AND STABLE!

            By Jin

            from KANSAS CITY, KS

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Locks In Tight
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount:

            BOUGHT THIS CG-4 FOR MY 100ED. PERFECT MATCH AND VERY STABLE! HEAVY BUT STILL PORTABLE. MEET MY EXPECTATION. GOING TO RE-GREASE INSIDE ALTHOUGH...FOR [$], IT WORTHS EVERY PENNY I SPEND!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Solid Product

            By David Proterun

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Locks In Tight
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Celestron Omni CG-4 Equatorial Mount:

                Mounted on a 12 lb Sky-watcher ED100 Refractor. Balances well with larger counterweight. Smooth movements. Heavy and solid. (consider heavy a plus.) Well made. Might purchase a ten percent improved product at twice the price. Hard to believe something so substantial could be so well priced. Even the few nonmetal parts are solid. Mine has a minor fit problem with the plastic cup over the polar alignment scale interface.

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