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Drive for Celestron CG4 Omni Mount

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I notice FLO and others sell motor drives for the Celestron CG4 Omni mount.

I wondered if anyone had experience of these. How easy are they to fit and how well do they work?

All advice appreciated.

Mike

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Mike, I have a single axis RA drive from orion and it works very well. I think all these drives are similar if not identical. You just remove the RA slow motion cable and slide the sleeve of the drive over the stem and tighten on the flat part with the usually supplied allen wrench. If you want it for just visual you won't need the dual axis drive. Rough polar alignment (I just plunk the tripod with N leg visually as close to polaris as I can) and you are good to go. Just remember to loosen the RA clutch when slewing. Forgot to mention that the bracket that holds the motor attaches to the side of the mount where there is already a bolt ready for use. When you have it in yours hands you will see how simple it is and they usually come with 1 page instructions with pics.

Eric

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Thank you beatlejuice, I have been wondering about this too.

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