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#1 Newfie Ninja

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:46 PM

I am pretty sure that I have seen this posted before but have not been able to find the post using search. I am looking for an extension that I can just bolt to my EZ Touch without having to modify anything that will raise the mount head for more comfortable viewing. I am fairly tall and have to bend alot when using my refractor.

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#2 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:55 PM

If you are using a CG5 type tripod with the EZTouch, Orion sells this extension that works very well.

Here is a photo of the one I used to have. Should never have sold it...

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#3 Newfie Ninja

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:59 PM

Thanks Doug,

I am using the wooden surveyor's tripod sold with the EZ Touch.

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#4 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

I thought that was probably the case, but decided to toss the Orion one out there anyway. I have no idea if there's such an extension for the original wood tripod. I am sure that there would be a market for one, especially for those of us with fairly long OTAs.

#5 DennisF

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:35 PM

...Should never have sold it...


And I thank you for it Doug. Still using it.

#6 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

Glad to hear it, Dennis! Let me know if you ever want to sell it. :cool:

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

Glad to hear it, Dennis! Let me know if you ever want to sell it. :cool:


Unlikely at this point Doug. I'm in the process of having an adapter made so I can mount it on a used Hercules tripod I bought. This one has the central shaft extension that would eliminate the problem that the OP has. Cost @ $300-$200 for the tripod, $100 for the two adapters.Hope to get it back next week.

#8 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:46 PM

Sounds great Dennis! I always liked the looks of the Hercules tripod, and they hit Astromart every once in awhile at decent prices. Since I couldn't find an original AYO EZTouch, I found the next best thing; a used Giro II which I will use on an Antares 48" portable pier.

To the OP; you may wish to look at different tripod options as far as being able to use an extension is concerned. ScopeStuff sells the Antares Telescope Pedestals in various heights. I used to use one for a ASGT mount, and they work well.


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