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Mike4242
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Reged: 11/02/11

Loc: Memphis, TN
What the Heck is This Part? new
      #5447216 - 09/29/12 06:14 PM

This part came with my CG-5 mount today and I have no idea what it is. Anybody have any idea?



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simpleisbetter
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Reged: 04/18/11

Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: Mike4242]
      #5447231 - 09/29/12 06:22 PM

Nothing much, it's the cheesy little dovetail plate Celestron sends with all their mounts. Not good quality, would hold a small lightweight scope. I only keep mine in case I were to ever decide to put a 1/4"x20 screw in the center hole and use for DSLR photography.

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Cliff Hipsher
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Reged: 12/31/08

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Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: Mike4242]
      #5447259 - 09/29/12 06:42 PM

Yep, its a dove tail plate all rightie. You're supposed to bolt a set of rings to the plate, put an OTA in the rings, and then put the whole she-bang on the mount.

Because it fits into the "saddle", some call it a saddle plate.

If you want a better plate, try here: Scope Stuff


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Mike4242
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Reged: 11/02/11

Loc: Memphis, TN
Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: Cliff Hipsher]
      #5447290 - 09/29/12 07:06 PM

Thanks! I thought it might be a dovetail plate. Definitely don't need it -- my scopes already have dovetail plates and rings.

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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: Mike4242]
      #5447332 - 09/29/12 07:33 PM

I think they sell for a fortune. I hear folks looking for them frequently. Toss it on astromart if your not gonna use it.
Joe


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Mike4242
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Reged: 11/02/11

Loc: Memphis, TN
Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: jmiele]
      #5447553 - 09/29/12 09:27 PM

I guess I should go fish it out of the trash then.

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oldstargazer
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Reged: 08/03/11

Loc: Western Oklahoma
Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: Mike4242]
      #5447615 - 09/29/12 10:11 PM

If you still have it mine didn't come with that and I sure could use it for my old 60mm so I could put it on my mount. So if you have and would like to part with it let me know and maybe we can make a deal.

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Jon Isaacs
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Reged: 06/16/04

Loc: San Diego and Boulevard, CA
Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5447986 - 09/30/12 07:22 AM

Quote:

Nothing much, it's the cheesy little dovetail plate Celestron sends with all their mounts. Not good quality, would hold a small light weight scope. I only keep mine in case I were to ever decide to put a 1/4"x20 screw in the center hole and use for DSLR photography.




There's plenty of metal there to handle a 10 pound scope... It's short so it is plenty stiff.

Jon

Edited by Jon Isaacs (09/30/12 07:24 AM)


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Mike4242
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Reged: 11/02/11

Loc: Memphis, TN
Re: What the Heck is This Part? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5448223 - 09/30/12 10:53 AM

Ralph -- PM me your address and it is yours. I'll just mail it to you.

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skywolf856
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Reged: 01/25/08

Loc: SE Michigan
Re: What the Heck is This Part? [Re: Mike4242]
      #5449134 - 09/30/12 08:33 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

I used mine to make a DSLR lens mount
with autoguider.


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