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#1 Dixie

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:15 PM

Can anyone tell me the height from the ground of the dovetail saddle on the CGEPro with the tripod at its lowest? It appears mounting a C14 might be a tad harder than a standard CGE judging by the pictures I've seen.
Many thanks for any help,
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#2 BWAZ

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:43 PM

I had the same question a few days ago, and the answer is 66-67" from the ground to the middle point of the saddle plate w/ the tripod fully retracted.

#3 Dixie

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:19 PM

Good stuff, many thanks.
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#4 Steve Fisher

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:54 PM

Just to put all that in to perspective, here is a 5'11" human standing next to a CGE Pro with a C-14HD Edge on it.

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#5 Alph

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:57 PM

It appears mounting a C14 might be a tad harder than a standard CGE



Much harder, next to impossible. It is a deal breaker for me.

#6 Dixie

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:19 AM

Yes,it's hard enough with a CGE, but the Pro might require a small step for me, which makes the whole enterprise more than risky.
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#7 Steve Fisher

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:24 PM

We watched as two "Celestron guys" set this scope up. It was a challenge for two of them. They were not so much like most of us (observers) but more the engineering and sales types.

This OTA and mount would be eazy peazy to set up with a tip in type saddle from ADM or another supplier. I would NEVER stay with the slide in type saddle plate unless it was in an observatory or similar situation.

#8 Zamboni

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:03 PM

Another option would be to lower the mount by substituting the tripod for a short portable pier. You would probably get a bump in stability that way, too!






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