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jmiele
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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: rmollise]
      #5361584 - 08/10/12 11:49 AM

You could do it by cutting through the back of the off side HC holders (they would still work) and give up the three inside (closest) 2" EP holders. Is this homemade or purchased?

Joe


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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: jgraham]
      #5361642 - 08/10/12 12:35 PM

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Ahah. With this tray installed you can't fold the legs in without dropping it off of the center bolt.




That's true but I never did that as I pack the tripod in a bag and put the tray in my case with my mount anyway so it is not an issue in my case, but I could definitely see it interfering with your custom "wheely bar" that you built.


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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: jmiele]
      #5361647 - 08/10/12 12:38 PM

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You could do it by cutting through the back of the off side HC holders (they would still work) and give up the three inside (closest) 2" EP holders. Is this homemade or purchased?

Joe




Hi Joe, this was purchased from Orion. There is a link in about the 3rd response down from the original post.


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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: rigel123]
      #5361814 - 08/10/12 02:10 PM

Ok thanks. Joe

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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: jmiele]
      #5362460 - 08/10/12 09:07 PM

Warren; that makes sense. Yeah, I like to leave the EQ head attached to the tripod and pick the assembly up as a unit with my Atlas Back-Saver. Still, pretty spiffy.

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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: rmollise]
      #5420817 - 09/14/12 12:06 PM

Anyone tried one of these with an AS-GT or CGEM? The tripod spreader from the Atlas looks exactly the same as the one for the Celestron mounts. I also wonder if the Celestron hand controller will fit in the holes made for the SynScan?

Greg


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Re: Atlas Deluxe Accessory Tray! new [Re: gmartin02]
      #5420856 - 09/14/12 12:32 PM

Haven't tried one but shouldn't have to. It should work just fine on a CG-5 since it shares the same tripod with the Atlas, and believe the CGEM uses the same one too. And last I looked at them, the hand controllers of the NexStar and Synscan look close enough it should fit in the slot.

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