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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

Hi Folks,

I have a puzzler. What type of tripod is this? It only says Celestron on it. The legs are heavy steel and the OD is about 1.75 inches.

I have attached two photos of the top plate.

Any ideas?

Best regards and thanks!

MikeG

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:47 AM

Bottom view of the top-plate :

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:56 AM

Looks like the old original Nextar 5/8 tripod.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

I only see seven toes... :grin:


What John said.

http://www.opticspla...pe-tripods.html

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:11 AM

http://www.opticspla...pe-tripods.html


Yes - that's the later but nearly identical "i" version, which had captive mounting screws.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:23 AM

:bow:

Mystery solved. Thanks! :)

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:57 PM

Looks exactly like my 6/8SE tripod with the hardware removed.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:48 PM

The "SE" tripods are different for the 4 and 5" and the 6 and 8". The 4 and 5 have the built in wedge while the 6 and 8 don't. The "SE's" also have the captive screws. The original Nexstar 5 and 8 had the extruded aluminum tripods. Your's has the steel legs (which are actually 1.5" in outside diameter). Not that it's really important but i would say it's from a Nexstar 8i. I think. ;)

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:01 PM

The plot thickens. :lol:

Initially, it had an iOptron Minicube on it. Then I thought about putting a parallelogram mount for binoculars on it. But it just kept sitting in the garage. :)






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