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#1 Bill W.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

I am picking up my CGE Pro today. I am going to have a new pier plate made for my observatory. I have a cad drawing for a CGE pier plate. Are there differences in size for the pier plates between the two? Does anyone have an CAD drawings for a CGE Pro plate? Thank so much!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

I am picking up my CGE Pro today. I am going to have a new pier plate made for my observatory. I have a cad drawing for a CGE pier plate. Are there differences in size for the pier plates between the two? Does anyone have an CAD drawings for a CGE Pro plate? Thank so much!


Hi Bill,

Not a whole lot of help here, but I can tell you that they are *not* the same - the CGE Pro pier is significantly larger in diameter than the CGE's. I'm sure someone will chime in here with some actual numbers.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Does anyone have an CAD drawings for a CGE Pro plate? Thank so much!


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

Here is the drawing for the CGE Pro pier. Fedex is going to deliver my Pro mount Monday, but it will not be permanently mounted.
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#5 Bill W.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate it! I'll be going to down to my local machinist friend on Monday. I picked up my new CGE Pro today. It's definitely bigger than my Atlas... lol! Here's me standing beside the mount. I am 6'4". I put on my Meade 8" SCT for a size reference too. My other scopes are in my observatory.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

For what it is worth I happen to have the 8" Pier plate adapter kit for the CGE-PRO that is just laying here collecting dust. I am not sure if this piece will be helpful to you but if you could use it, make me an offer.

Here is a link http://www.pierplate...kit_a_large.jpg

Retails for $200.00US

#7 Bill W.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Thanks Micheal. But, I'll have to have the plate custom made for my pier. I am making it so I can pull my CGE Pro plate off and my Atlas plate is ready to go underneath... :D

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