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ourobouros2k2
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Reged: 11/10/11

Loc: okc area, oklahoma
Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod?
      #5321117 - 07/16/12 10:22 PM

I ask because I know the pier extension that Orion sells will mate up with the CG-5 asgt and it says it's also compatible with the Sirius EQ-G. I just want to use the beefier tripod that came with my cg-5. Anyone try this?

thanks,
Andy


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AJT12
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Reged: 09/19/09

Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: ourobouros2k2]
      #5321571 - 07/17/12 09:13 AM

Yes, that is what I used with my Sirius. Works great.

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ourobouros2k2
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Reged: 11/10/11

Loc: okc area, oklahoma
Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: AJT12]
      #5322318 - 07/17/12 05:23 PM

thank you, sounds like a winner

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Geo.
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Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: ourobouros2k2]
      #5324155 - 07/18/12 09:17 PM

Do they sell the Sirius on the 1.75" SVP tripod?

There is a subtle difference between the SVP and the CG-5 hub. The Az alignment pin is slightly taller on the CG-5 hub and the SVP and Meade LXD55/75 mount will not fit with out getting out the file. You may have this problem if the Sirius uses the same hub as the SVP.


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ecoles
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Reged: 03/16/12

Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: Geo.]
      #5468220 - 10/13/12 12:15 PM

I was also thinking about using a 2" CG-5 tripod with my Sirius EQ-G. Is it a straight one-to one swap, with no problems with the alignment peg or the attachment of the central rod to the mount? Or do I have to "get out my file?"

Advise appreciated.

Eric
Basement full of scope stuff.


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ourobouros2k2
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Reged: 11/10/11

Loc: okc area, oklahoma
Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: ecoles]
      #5468299 - 10/13/12 01:04 PM

Yes it will work without problems. I also bought the 16" Orion SVP pier extension and have it mounted on the CG-5 tripod without issue. I love it, but the extra height of the pier is a matter of personal preference. I like it, but then again, I am 6'2

thanks,


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ecoles
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Reged: 03/16/12

Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: ourobouros2k2]
      #5468467 - 10/13/12 03:18 PM

Andrew,

THX!

Eric


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ourobouros2k2
sage


Reged: 11/10/11

Loc: okc area, oklahoma
Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: ecoles]
      #5468497 - 10/13/12 03:41 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Here is a shot with the pier. It makes it very tall, but it is very stable.

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AlBoning
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Reged: 03/06/11

Re: Sirius EQ-G mount up to celestron CG-5 tripod? new [Re: ourobouros2k2]
      #5468629 - 10/13/12 04:59 PM

BTW the mounting hardware for each of the two piers (SVP and Atlas) are interchangeable. Having both allows one some flexibility.

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