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andrew hampton
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Reged: 11/01/10

Loc: Wales
CG5 tripod new
      #4427484 - 03/05/11 09:03 AM

Hi

Could someone tell me what is the height of the 2" CG5 tripod legs fully extended.

thanks, andrew


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Trev
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Reged: 12/18/05

Loc: Fort McMurray, AB
Re: CG5 tripod new [Re: andrew hampton]
      #4427992 - 03/05/11 01:23 PM

Measuring from the floor to the center of the bolt holding the leg is 56 3/4".
Any other measurements you need?


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andrew hampton
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Reged: 11/01/10

Loc: Wales
Re: CG5 tripod new [Re: Trev]
      #4428012 - 03/05/11 01:29 PM

Thanks, i have a longish tube 4" refractor F9 so wanted some idea of height!

andrew


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Trev
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Reged: 12/18/05

Loc: Fort McMurray, AB
Re: CG5 tripod new [Re: andrew hampton]
      #4428138 - 03/05/11 02:23 PM

In that case the tripod hieght is 50 3/8" with the legs fully extended and spread apart to the top of the mounting plate.

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Fred1
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Reged: 09/19/07

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Re: CG5 tripod [Re: Trev]
      #4429279 - 03/05/11 11:59 PM

An f9 refractor might need a pier extension to avoid the risk of striking a tripod leg. My f5.9 152mm and a buddy's f7 130mm are both at risk even without fully extending the legs. I use a pier extension for my 152 but my buddy doesn't use one and one night after taking an extended warm room break he got back to his scope just in time to find his diagonal just millimeters away from the tripod leg as he had left tracking engaged. YMMV.

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