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#1 andrew hampton

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:03 AM

Hi

Could someone tell me what is the height of the 2" CG5 tripod legs fully extended.

thanks, andrew

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:23 PM

Measuring from the floor to the center of the bolt holding the leg is 56 3/4".
Any other measurements you need?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:29 PM

Thanks, i have a longish tube 4" refractor F9 so wanted some idea of height!

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:23 PM

In that case the tripod hieght is 50 3/8" with the legs fully extended and spread apart to the top of the mounting plate.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:59 PM

An f9 refractor might need a pier extension to avoid the risk of striking a tripod leg. My f5.9 152mm and a buddy's f7 130mm are both at risk even without fully extending the legs. I use a pier extension for my 152 but my buddy doesn't use one and one night after taking an extended warm room break he got back to his scope just in time to find his diagonal just millimeters away from the tripod leg as he had left tracking engaged. YMMV.






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