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Glassthrower
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Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this?
      #4493330 - 04/03/11 11:46 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

Hi Folks,

I have a puzzler. What type of tripod is this? It only says Celestron on it. The legs are heavy steel and the OD is about 1.75 inches.

I have attached two photos of the top plate.

Any ideas?

Best regards and thanks!

MikeG


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Glassthrower
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #4493334 - 04/03/11 11:47 AM Attachment (27 downloads)

Bottom view of the top-plate :

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jrcrillyAdministrator
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #4493360 - 04/03/11 11:56 AM

Looks like the old original Nextar 5/8 tripod.

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Jim7728
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #4493384 - 04/03/11 12:05 PM

I only see seven toes...


What John said.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-nexstar-telescope-tripods.html


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jrcrillyAdministrator
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: Jim7728]
      #4493404 - 04/03/11 12:11 PM

Quote:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-nexstar-telescope-tripods.html




Yes - that's the later but nearly identical "i" version, which had captive mounting screws.


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Glassthrower
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #4493438 - 04/03/11 12:23 PM



Mystery solved. Thanks!


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RTLR 12
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #4493721 - 04/03/11 02:57 PM

Looks exactly like my 6/8SE tripod with the hardware removed.

Stan


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jason_milani
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #4494517 - 04/03/11 09:48 PM

The "SE" tripods are different for the 4 and 5" and the 6 and 8". The 4 and 5 have the built in wedge while the 6 and 8 don't. The "SE's" also have the captive screws. The original Nexstar 5 and 8 had the extruded aluminum tripods. Your's has the steel legs (which are actually 1.5" in outside diameter). Not that it's really important but i would say it's from a Nexstar 8i. I think.

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Glassthrower
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Re: Help - What kind of Celestron Tripod is this? new [Re: jason_milani]
      #4496514 - 04/04/11 07:01 PM

The plot thickens.

Initially, it had an iOptron Minicube on it. Then I thought about putting a parallelogram mount for binoculars on it. But it just kept sitting in the garage.


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