Jump to content


Photo

CGEM mount without tripod. No sale??

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 bookworm14

bookworm14

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 328
  • Joined: 22 Mar 2008
  • Loc: Georgia

Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

Celestron won't sell the CGEM mount without the tripod. Why not? Do any of the Celestron dealers sell the mount alone?
bookworm14

#2 Phil Wheeler

Phil Wheeler

    Vanguard

  • -----
  • Posts: 2018
  • Joined: 31 Dec 2005
  • Loc: 3 miles WNW of Celestron

Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:41 AM

Generally dealers package the tripod as part of the mount.

#3 wormstar

wormstar

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1134
  • Joined: 23 Nov 2009
  • Loc: Central Ct

Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:05 PM

I don't believe you would really save much, even a Losmandy tripod is only $400 as a package vice 700 if purchased alone.

#4 okie88

okie88

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 9
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2010
  • Loc: OK

Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:50 PM

I have the same need, Bookworm. I have a pier ready for the mount and don't plan to use it any other place so the tripod will just be extra junk for me to store. It really goes against the grain with me when I have to purchase and pay to ship 20 pounds of scrap metal.

#5 Fred1

Fred1

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2037
  • Joined: 19 Sep 2007
  • Loc: Somewhere in the Orion Spur

Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:45 PM

Buy the stock set up...sell the tripod. It's boxed separately for easy shipping. I know I've seen "wanted" ads from time to time for such a tripod. At one time OPT was blowing out the CG5 tripod (same size, different top plate) for $99 and they sold out fast.






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics