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Doug76
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CGEM mount base
      #3616090 - 02/10/10 01:24 AM

Is it the same as the CG-5? What I mean is, would the CGEM mount itself fit the CG-5 tripod mount base?

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mclewis1
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Re: CGEM mount base new [Re: Doug76]
      #3616346 - 02/10/10 08:40 AM

Doug,

No, not the same as the CG-5 ... the CGEM is the same as the Atlas/EQ-6. The tripods have the same legs and look similar but the size of the round inset area at the top of the tripod is not the same.


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Re: CGEM mount base new [Re: Doug76]
      #3616351 - 02/10/10 08:43 AM

Yes and no... The center "pilot" hole is larger on the CG-5, but you could probably still center the mount, and the DEC locating pin is too short, but you could change that. The tri-pods are identical.

Stan


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jrbarnett
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Re: CGEM mount base new [Re: Doug76]
      #3616599 - 02/10/10 11:23 AM

Nope.

CGEM mount base = Atlas mount base

CG5 mount base is incompatible.

If you're concerned about getting enough saddle height for a long refractor, the Atlas pier extension works with the CGEM tripod.

Regards,

Jim


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Doug76
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Re: CGEM mount base new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #3617393 - 02/10/10 06:58 PM

No, thinking about having to make a new mounting for my pier to have to hold either the Atlas or the CGEM. Hoped I wouldn't have to.

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Doug76
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Re: CGEM mount base new [Re: Doug76]
      #3619748 - 02/11/10 10:22 PM

Looks like the extension post for the Atlas is the same diameter as the SVP post. This greatly simplifies my altering the present CG-5 mount adapter I have on the pier.

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