CPC tripod for 8 SE
Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:30 PM
Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:11 PM
My CPC stays on the CPC tripod, and my SE stays on the SE tripod. The reason for this is that the SE is my grab & go scope, and the CPC tripod weighs more than my entire SE setup, making it far less mobile.
Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:23 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:07 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:07 PM
I have a C5 on a Nexstar 6/8 mount; the lighter OTA works well on the 6/8 SE tripod. The combination is easy to move and although I have the option, I do not use it with either a CPC or an older (rubber covered legs) and heavier Celestron tripod.
I agree that the 8 SE OTA is at the limit for the mount; a sturdier tripod will not make it rock steady. A few minutes with a CPC will convince you.
An 8 SE on a Celstron Ultima tripod--improvement but not in my opinion worth the price of a new CPC tripod.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:20 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:12 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:05 PM
On the negative it is not SS and you will need an adapter for the SE mount base.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:18 PM
But anyhow, I'm sure the CPC tripod will help out, I just seen it today on B&H's website for $316
Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:30 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:47 PM
Wondering if anyone tried a similar modification with their SE tripod?
Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:50 AM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:58 PM
The single arm is NOT the problem in my opinion..
However an Antaries 4 inch diameter portable pier is much cheaper..lighter and works a heck of a lot better then the OEM 8i and 8Se tripods...very comparable in stability to the CPC tripods for visual use...
Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:25 PM
Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:06 AM
Do you have a link to the pier that you mentioned???
No but I Purchased the pier IN PERSON from Hands On Optics years ago...