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#1 mogur

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

I did a search on this but didn't see an actual post with the same question: Can the CG-4 mount be used in alt-az configuration by adjusting the latitude scale to 90 degrees? I know many mounts can be used this way but I don't know about this specific mount.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Yes, it can. I used my CG-4 as an alt-az for more that a year with my ES 102 refractor. I was very happy with the way it worked. I didn't use counterweights and didn't have any tipping issues. Balancing the scope in the rings and leveling the mount are key to smooth movements. Here's how it was set up ...

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

Thanx Kev! I think I would use the counterweights though because I'm thinking of getting the 6".

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Also, is there a tripod extension made for this mount? Or one that would work? The tripod head looks very similar to a Vixen tripod.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

Mogur,

The Orion Skyview Pro Mount Extension will work on the CG-4 mount. It sells for $89.99 and raises the height by 16 inches.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

http://www.cloudynig...3688336/page...

or turn your own if you have a drill press and lathe attachment, or just a lathe.

I followed this thread and made my own out of a 18" length of fallen elm.






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