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#1 ourobouros2k2

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:22 PM

I ask because I know the pier extension that Orion sells will mate up with the CG-5 asgt and it says it's also compatible with the Sirius EQ-G. I just want to use the beefier tripod that came with my cg-5. Anyone try this?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

Yes, that is what I used with my Sirius. Works great.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

thank you, sounds like a winner

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

Do they sell the Sirius on the 1.75" SVP tripod?

There is a subtle difference between the SVP and the CG-5 hub. The Az alignment pin is slightly taller on the CG-5 hub and the SVP and Meade LXD55/75 mount will not fit with out getting out the file. You may have this problem if the Sirius uses the same hub as the SVP.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

I was also thinking about using a 2" CG-5 tripod with my Sirius EQ-G. Is it a straight one-to one swap, with no problems with the alignment peg or the attachment of the central rod to the mount? Or do I have to "get out my file?"

Advise appreciated.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Yes it will work without problems. I also bought the 16" Orion SVP pier extension and have it mounted on the CG-5 tripod without issue. I love it, but the extra height of the pier is a matter of personal preference. I like it, but then again, I am 6'2

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

Andrew,

THX!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

Here is a shot with the pier. It makes it very tall, but it is very stable.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

BTW the mounting hardware for each of the two piers (SVP and Atlas) are interchangeable. Having both allows one some flexibility.






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