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    Default What kind of a mount is this?





    This is the mount that came with my Celestron 4-1/2" (114mm) Newtonian Telescope-910mm focal length which is about/ at least 10 years old. I don't know if this mount was originally paired with the scope, but I suspect it is from a post on a BB long long ago.
    The patina is bronze and greenish. There is no polar scope, but it is possible to look through the bore. There was a tiny little bubble level on the side, but it has no fluid in it, and looks like it hasn't for years.

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    It's a German Equatorial Mount (GEM). By the look of it - EQ3 model. In Celestron classification it will be CG4 http://www.celestron.com/c3/product....=78&ProdID=624. Pretty good one for the telescope you are using it with, much better than the one that Celestron supplies with it now.
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