Announcements and News
Cloudy Nights Announcements
Discussion of CN Articles, Reviews, and Reports
General Observing and Astronomy
ATM, Optics and DIY Forum
Cats & Casses
Video and Electronically Assisted Astronomy
Astrophotography and Sketching
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing
CCD Imaging & Processing
Solar System Imaging & Processing
Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest
Solar System Observing
Deep Sky Observing
Double Star Observing
Solar Observing and Imaging
Variable Star Observing and Radio Astronomy
Telescope Specific Forums
Celestron NexStar, NexStar GPS, CPC
Astronomy Shows & Conferences
Astro Art, Websites & Other Media
Astronomy Clubs and Star Parties
Astronomy Software & Computers
Books, Star Charts & Stellar Media
Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration, and Others
The Off Topic Observatory
Off Topic Observatory Games
Cloudy Days & Microscopes
Cameras & Photography
Swap and Shop
S&S Misc Astro
S&S Information for New Members
CN Feedback and Vendor Announcements
Vendor and Group Announcements
International Year of Astronomy 2009 - Forums are now closed.
IYA Archive Info
Articles and Columns
/ CG5 and SV Clamshell
CG5 and SV Clamshell
May 4, 2009 7:38 AM
I received my new CG5 last week via Woodland Hills. I'm attaching my SV 80mmED to it with my SV clamshell. My question how do you guys mount your SV with clamshell onto the CG5? I clamped the clamshell directly into the mounting platform, and it seemed to hold solidly, but I wasn't comfortable with it. The mounting bar that came with the CG5 has holes in it, but they do not match up with the holes in the bottom of the SV clamshell. Anyone with firsthand knowledge of this combination care to comment?
SV 80mmED NHNG 2.5, 3.2, 4, 7, 8, 9mm BO/TMB 15, 30mm SV 5mm Nagler 19mm Panoptic 30mm, 40mm Paragon Baader Herschel wedge CG5 ASGT
May 4, 2009 3:31 PM
I may not be understanding your question.
I have both a SV102ED with clamshell, and a CG-5.
I havn't used my SV102ED with clamshell on my CG5, but have on occasion put it on a Orion SkyView Pro GEM without any difficulty. Just put the dovetail bar from the Clamshell in the shoe or saddle on the Mount and tighten the clamps. I would see no concerns about that.
Terrance C11, C8 & C6 SCT 10" Orion Intelliscope Dob Orion 6" f/5 newt on Vixen Portamount Celestron Omni XLT 6" f/5 achromat SV102ED, SV70ED LS60THa CG-5GT, MT-Pro, Nexstar6-8 SE
May 4, 2009 9:36 PM
A little hard to understand your question. Your SV-80ED clamshell should come attached to a Vixen-style dovetail that fits right into the CG-5 saddle. If it does you are good to go, unless it's a question of where it sits in the saddle for balance (e.g., when using a binoviewer with the scope shortened) or whether you put a safety screw in the bottom of the front of the dovetail to help ensure the scope does not slide out if the securing screw on the saddle comes loose.
Jim M. Northern VA (NOVAC member) Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 80S & Celestron AVX mount Stellarvue 102TR & Discmounts DM-6 alt/az mount Celestron C8-Edge HD & Celestron CGEM Coronado PST & Stellarvue M-1 alt/az mount
/ CG5 and SV Clamshell
Back To Top
Like This Topic
Remove This Ad
CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.
I don't want no stinking ads, but I want to help Cloudy Nights!!!!