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John Huntley
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Other alt-az mounts for a Gibraltar tripod ? new
      #3313700 - 09/03/09 08:30 PM

I have a TV Gibraltar on the Ash wood tripod. Can other mounts be fitted to the Gibraltar tripod / hub ?. I'm thinking of a Giro or similar.

I'd prefer not to have to modify the Gibraltar tripod or the hub if possible.

Thanks,

John
SW England.

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Skywatcher ED120 Pro 4.7" F/7.5 ED Refractor
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Ambermille Aztech Heavy Duty Alt-azimuth mount
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7331Peg
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Re: Other alt-az mounts for a Gibraltar tripod ? new [Re: John Huntley]
      #3313947 - 09/03/09 11:05 PM

John,
I never tried a Giro on the Gibraltar tripod, but I've got a Takahashi Lapides Teegul that fit very well on it. The diameter of the hub on the top of the Gibraltar tripod is almost an exact match for the diameter of the bottom of the Tak mount.

John

Edited by 7331Peg (09/04/09 07:25 PM)


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Phil Frederick
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Re: Other alt-az mounts for a Gibraltar tripod ? new [Re: 7331Peg]
      #3314097 - 09/04/09 12:53 AM

Ditto what John said about the Teegul.

I use this mount on a Gibraltar with a TV85 and it's a great combo. Attaches easily with a 3/8"-16 bolt--no mod is necessary.

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John Huntley
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Loc: South West England
Re: Other alt-az mounts for a Gibraltar tripod ? [Re: Phil Frederick]
      #3315496 - 09/04/09 05:37 PM

Thanks John and Phil - sounds like I must look out for a Teegul then

John

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Orion Optics (UK) 12" F/5.3 SPX Dobsonian
Skywatcher ED120 Pro 4.7" F/7.5 ED Refractor
Vixen ED102SS 4" F/6.5 ED Refractor
Ambermille Aztech Heavy Duty Alt-azimuth mount
Skywatcher AZ-4 Alt-azimuth mount
Naglers, Ethe and Pentax XW's




Edited by John Huntley (09/04/09 05:38 PM)


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