VX PIER ADAPTER IDEAS
Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:52 PM
Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:58 PM
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:03 PM
Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:07 PM
Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:35 PM
No. the screw and the centre hole are the same size but the azimuth adjusting post has a different spacing.
Will it bolt to a CG-5 tripod?
Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:55 PM
Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:33 PM
http://www.pierplates.com/ - expensive but very nice and complete with hardware
Another popular option is to buy the Orion SVP pier extension and use the hardware from that. Same idea for the Antares piers.
http://www.kendauzat.net/ used to but I believe no longer offers products.
There are a few other options like those who supply entire piers (www.skyshedpod.com is one example). These folks might also offer just the pier plates.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:48 PM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:46 PM
If you know a machinist with a lathe these are easy to make and crank out.