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    Default CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"



    I've been imaging for several years with a C11 on a CGE mount. That is until my electronics pier started acting up (read stopped working). I sent it in for repairs but found out that it needs a new power board (not the motor board). I've been unsuccessful in finding one so far, so I have a couple of questions...

    1. Does anyone on the forum know of the existence of said power board? (It's board #NXW410.)
    2. If I'm unable to find a power board, is it possible to find a complete CGE electronics pier?
    3. If not, what mount is recommended in order to continue my astro-imaging? As stated, I am using a C11, HyperStar, Orion Starshoot Autoguider, and an imaging camera, so I'd really not like to find something that will handle this equipment.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Keith Rawlings

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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

    Thanks, Scott. However, I'm already working with Ed Thomas at Deep Space Products and he can't seem to find a power board either. Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

    Wonder if Don Rothman can help you?

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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

    Did you ever find anything out with the SSB board availability?
    My CGE is also needing that timer board unfortunately.

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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

    Highpoint Scientific seems to always have a long list of boards for various Celestron mounts, maybe try giving them a call. Highpoint Scientific: TOLL FREE 800-266-9590
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    Default Re: CGE help needed -- "dead in the water"

    Not yet. Right now I'm investigating a conversion of the CGE to using Sidereal Technologies electronics.

 

 

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