Celestron Mounts and Tripods
Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:19 PM
I see in my future that the 65 pound weight of the CPC1100 OTA and fork system will get too heavy for me and I might want to remount the OTA on a CGEM mount and reuse the tripod if possible.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:24 PM
I notice that Celestron sells the CPC1100 tripod as a separate item. I believe this is the same tripod that is part of the CGEM DX mount system.
No, the CGEM DX tripod is the same tripod sold with the CGE Pro. It is MUCH larger and heavier than the tripod for the CPC1100. As to why they sell the CPC1100 tripod? That's anyone's guess.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:29 PM
rock solid especially with the leg spreader Y assy.
Ken I will send you a PM with a pic of the top of the DX/CGE tripod when I get back from vacation.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:21 PM
I know a few SE owners have also used the CPC tripod but I don't think that was much of a market. IMHO the older and slightly smaller black NexStar tipod makes more sense under an SE scope. All these tripods have the same 3 bolt pattern to mount the various Celestron scopes (and in some cases wedges too) on them.
There may have been other reasons for Celestron to sell the CPC tripod separately but those are the popular uses of it.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:04 PM
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