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#1 bunyon

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

I used to have a pedestal mount, which I quite liked, for my CG-5 (and before that Super Polaris). Circumstances changed and I found I didn't need it for a few years so I sold it. A few more years pass and I could use it again and regret selling it. It was an Antares pedestal, so I went back to them for it and, lo and behold, they have discontinued it.

Are there any other sources for a pedestal mount for the CG-5? Googling doesn't turn up anything obvious.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

Try Here, he makes a lot of pier/pedestal parts.....
http://www.kendauzat.net/other.htm

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Paul,

If you're talking about a pier extension, I use the Orion on my CG-5.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:02 PM

Nah, I think he means the full pedestals like this one:

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Sadly they've been discontinued. I have 48" and 60" versions. IMO, they are a little underbuilt and I suspect that you could work with a machinist to come up with a much sturdier pier assembly. Alternately you could buy and Astro-Physics pier and then work with a machinist to develop a top plate for your mount head.

Good luck,

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#5 bunyon

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:35 AM

I do mean the pedestal in Jim's photo. I agree they are a little underbuilt but I wouldn't be asking much of it. I just like the idea of leaving them out (covered by tarp) more than my wood tripod.

Having read a bit more last night, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and just sink a pier in the backyard. It's overkill for what I am looking for and given the various trees, houses and other hazards I will miss not being able to move about but I think it is probably the best solution.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:53 AM

Try Here, he makes a lot of pier/pedestal parts.....
http://www.kendauzat.net/other.htm


I think he has retired.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

Wow. That's Ken's link has some cool stuff.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

Go to the home page of Ken's site. He closed for business in April of 2012. No longer taking orders. :(

Best, Linda B.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

D'oh!






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