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Steve Fisher

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Height of a CGEM? new
      #3782221 - 05/02/10 08:22 PM

I'm having a hard time finding out the height of the tripod and EQ mount for the Celestron CGEM. Orion lists their heights in the product specs but all I can find on the CGEM is that it is an adjustable height 2" tripod.

Any one offer any help. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Height of a CGEM? new [Re: Steve Fisher]
      #3785498 - 05/04/10 10:50 AM

Steve, what dimentions do you need?

Stan


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Steve Fisher

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Re: Height of a CGEM? new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #3786598 - 05/04/10 07:43 PM

Stan:

Thanks for the reply. Orion's website lists their tripod and mount at 40" and up to 60.5" extended. While I don't honestly know if that is to the saddle or what the actual measurement is I would like to compare the CGEM to it.

Do you use yours on it's tripod? That is the stuff I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Height of a CGEM? new [Re: Steve Fisher]
      #3786864 - 05/04/10 10:21 PM

Steve,

Height of the tripod without the mount, : collapsed= 28.75"
but with the spreader/EP tray in place.* : extended= 49.50"

Height to the top center line of the mount:collapsed= 48.00"
************************************extended= 68.25"

The tripod broken down for travel: collapsed= 33.00"
**************************** extended= 57.75"

I hope that makes sense.

Stan


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Steve Fisher

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Re: Height of a CGEM? [Re: RTLR 12]
      #3786906 - 05/04/10 10:40 PM

Perfect sense and I do appreciate the infomation.

Thank You.


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