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Quote:Lane, is the half pillar similar like the one below?
How does the half pillar interface look like compared to the top interface of the CGEM tripod ?
I guess You have to remove the little 5 centimeters azimuth mast from the tripod head and put it ontop of the half pillar ?
Quote:Hey is there any polar alignment scope for it?
Quote:I am also considering getting one. My current scopes both have vixen style dovetail bars. Would it be better to replace them with the Losmandy style plates, or get the replacement saddle that ADM offers? I am mostly just trying to figure out costs. To put a Losmandy style plate on my SV 102ED, I would probably need to get rings for it to replace the clam shell. Though it looks like SV may have a plate that fits the clam shell. Either way, it seems easier to just replace the saddle, though that is not cheap.
Quote:Since the mount doesn't care about the orientation of the dec axis and the new saddle appears to be symmetrical what is stopping you from simply rotating the saddle 180Â°?
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Quote:How many screws, bolts or hex-bolts attach the new ADM replacement saddle to the mount? What I'm geting at is how solid are the two mated? Thanks...
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