CG5 Advanced storage
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:41 PM
I'm trying something different to make it easier to setup. I leave the mount connected to the tripod. I have two counter weights on the shaft and wondered if that would cause any problems in the long run? I had been taking the mount off the tripod and storing it separately. The optical tube I keep in the house. Is this a good or bad practice?
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:57 PM
My CG-5 is always on the mount except for travel. It's certainly quicker to set up than re-attaching the mount every time. It makes it harder to carry, of course, especially mine, since I have the Orion pier extension on it as well. As long as I remove the counterweight, it's just manageable from the living room out to the sidewalk.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:56 PM
I just leave mine outside, covered with a Telegizmo 365 cover. I bring the OTA inside the garage. But the mount head+tripod +usb hub and assorted wires all live outside in the cold.