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Abb
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Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod
      #5491398 - 10/27/12 09:49 AM

Will the Canadian Telescope Duo-T (aka a Skywatcher SkyTee 2)mount on a CG4 tripod??? I also have an Orion 16" Pier Extension

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Mkofski
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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Abb]
      #5491449 - 10/27/12 10:21 AM

Abb,

Do you know of the CG4 and CG5 have the same top? I had a SkyTee 2 on a CG5 tripod.


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Abb
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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5492009 - 10/27/12 05:56 PM

I don't know if they have the same top Mike. Gotta do a search and find out. Hmmmm......

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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Abb]
      #5492035 - 10/27/12 06:17 PM

Do you have a CG4 tripod now? I can send you a picture of the top of a CG5 if that helps.

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Abb
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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5492056 - 10/27/12 06:34 PM

Yes Mike I do have one along with the Orion Pier. If this CT mount will fit on my CG4 I'd like to get one

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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Abb]
      #5493078 - 10/28/12 12:35 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Abb,

Here is a picture of the top of the CG5 tripod. It is right at 5" across and has an alignment pin over the north leg. For the SkyTee 2 I had, this pin needed to be removed. The threaded rod that holds the accessory tray attached the mount to the tripod. Not sure about the diameter/treads of this rod.

The way I remember the SkyTee 2 was that the base was about 3" in diameter and it sat on the top where the paint is worn. Not the best photo - sorry for that.

If the CG4 tripod won't work, you may be able to find a used GC5 tripod. The SkyTee 2 I had was very stable on this tripod. I used it with a C8 and a 10" Newt. The Newt was pushing it a bit but I did love the mount.

Edited by Mkofski (10/28/12 12:38 PM)


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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Abb]
      #5493367 - 10/28/12 04:55 PM

If you have the Orion SVP mount extension attached to your CG4, then the Duo-T should fit. I have the same Orion extension on my CG5-GT mount, and I am pretty sure that I could use the Duo-T on it as well.

Edited by Doug Culbertson (10/28/12 04:56 PM)


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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Doug Culbertson]
      #5493383 - 10/28/12 05:09 PM

But a used CG5 tripod would be about the same price as the Orion extension and you get the benefit of the 2" legs of the CG5 tripod.

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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5493453 - 10/28/12 05:58 PM

Thanks for the pic Mike!!! After looking at it, it occurred to me as Doug mentioned, that it will fit on the Orion extension as I now remember reading somewhere that the extension does fit on a CG5.

Many thanks!!!


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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Abb]
      #5493473 - 10/28/12 06:11 PM

Abb,

If you get the Duo, let us know how you like it.


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Re: Canadian Telescope Duo-T mount on a CG4 Tripod new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5494834 - 10/29/12 03:27 PM

Woodland Hills Telescope seems to have removed the Duo T from their site. Anyone know of another US supplier for this mount???

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