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#1 Pedestal  Happy Birthday!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:16 AM

Can someone tell me how much this thing weighs? Is it made from pipe or tubing?
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#2 Graystar

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:56 AM

I bet Orion could tell you. Just email them at support@telescope.com

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:57 AM

I just got it and it's an awesome addition to the SkyView AZ. It will fit the Sirius too but haven't tried that yet. But it is heavy, steel pipe I think, about 18 lbs? The AZ with scope attached is light and good for grab and go, but with the pier attached feels heavier than I'd like for G&G. But the height addition is worth it, and the weight keeps it stable as a rock.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:21 AM

I weighed it, came up with 13-14 lbs. Note that there are certain combinations that don't work well with this thing.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:01 AM

Works well with a CG 5 GoTo Mount and 4.5" TMB

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:02 AM

Does it work on an LXD-75?

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:53 AM

Am I correct in assuming that it fits between the tripod and the mount?

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 10:51 AM

Yes, there are several pictures in that topic link I posted above.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:52 PM

Orion4211

This pier will work with the LXD75.
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#11 Joe Aguiar

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 04:10 PM

Does it work on an LXD-75?

I have the Antares 20" half pier where the Orions is 16" & yes I use it on a Meade LXD-75 mount & should be the same on almost every EQ5/CG5 mount

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:16 PM

I have one on an asgt-cg5 mount. yeah it is pretty heavy. I would guess somewhere about 15lbs. works great! :yay:

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#13 Pedestal  Happy Birthday!

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:38 PM

Thank you all for the responses. I have a homemade extension, from sch 80 pipe, I was hoping the Orion unit might be somewhat lighter. Seems it is not.
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#14 Orion4211

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:25 PM

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This pier will work with the LXD75.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:21 AM

And here is the proof...

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