CGEM Tripod Adapter
Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:17 AM
Seems silly that we'd have to spend $600 bucks to get another tripod like we already have.
For that matter, we also have a Meade giant tripod which would be just as good if an adapter existed for it.
Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:30 AM
Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:04 PM
If you still have the flimsy CGEM tripod(same as the CG5)you might want to at least look at a TPI spreader. It transformed my CGEM tripod into more than capable for the scopes in my signature. A beefier tripod certainly helps and I didn't want to have something custom made. Never checked any custom prices either.
The TPI spreader really made the difference for me.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:22 PM
Maybe Celestron will make the "mount tripod adapter" available. See page 4 of the CGEM DX manual on C's site.
Nothing to lose by asking them.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:32 AM
In other words, "screw you and buy a new tripod already!"
Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:54 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:32 AM