Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep29_banner.thumb.jpg.da7f3b163f7bd35187cb558b0346baf6.jpg

Cranberry

Unknown equatorial mount

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

Brand new member here looking for some advice on this mount I just inherited from a relative.

So I don't know much more than the basics of how equatorial mounts work and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the brand/model of the mount I have here. Just so I can do a bit of research and maybe download a manual from the manufacturer if available. I might also want to sell it if I end up not using it enough and I'd like to have at least a name if I list it somewhere.

Thanks in advance!

mount.jpg

mount1.jpg

mount2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like a generic EQ3\5 Skywatcher\Celestron ( https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts.html \ https://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-mounts.html ), but I don't believe its either of those. And it  looks like it's had a few mods, e.g. larger clamp bolt & illuminated polar scope, but it's missing the manual control cables ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Dr_Ju_ju said:

It looks like a generic EQ3\5 Skywatcher\Celestron ( https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts.html \ https://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-mounts.html ), but I don't believe its either of those. And it  looks like it's had a few mods, e.g. larger clamp bolt & illuminated polar scope, but it's missing the manual control cables ?

Its an EQ5 mount, possibly a generic unbranded copy of the Celestron CG5.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I looked at some of the more well known mounts from Skywatcher, Celestron, Vixen and Bresser but none seem to match this one exactly. Not sure about mods as I inherited it from my late uncle without being told anything about it. It seems to be quite old though, possibly a predecessor to the Celestron or Skywatcher mounts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi.

It's a Bresser Mon2.

HTH.

Edited by alacant

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Cranberry said:

Yes I looked at some of the more well known mounts from Skywatcher, Celestron, Vixen and Bresser but none seem to match this one exactly. Not sure about mods as I inherited it from my late uncle without being told anything about it. It seems to be quite old though, possibly a predecessor to the Celestron or Skywatcher mounts?

The tubular steel legs suggests that it is a fairly recent mount. The Bresser Mon 2 also has a similar illuminated polarscope.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.