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Cranberry

Unknown equatorial mount

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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!

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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 ?

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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.

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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?

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Hi.

It's a Bresser Mon2.

HTH.

Edited by alacant

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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.. 

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