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Quote:I'm guessing they did it this way at the factory using the theory that 2 legs carry the weight evenly between the 2 thus halving the weight on each leg..Some theories work & some don't.
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Quote:Quote:I'm guessing they did it this way at the factory using the theory that 2 legs carry the weight evenly between the 2 thus halving the weight on each leg..Some theories work & some don't. I don't understand. When the scope is properly balanced, the weight is distributed evenly between all three legs, no matter what.
Quote:The square azmuth alignment post on the tripod can be moved and screwsd into the hole located at 180 drgrees. This puts the CW shaft directly over a leg. C did the samething on the CGEM. If your tripod does not have the second threaded hole you have no choice but to remove the post as you did.
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Quote:Typically, the azimuth lug is placed so that it is over one leg of the tripod.As mentioned, this is to prevent the tripod from tipping forward if you have a heavy counterweight on it.For observers near the equator though, what happes is the counterweigths may hit the leg when the elevation is lowered enough for polar alignment.For those users, it might be necessary to move the azimuth lug between two legs so the arc of the counterweight will dip between them.Sadly though, this does make the rig prone to tip forward.No one asked, but I thought I would volenteer the "Why" there is a second option.