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rockethead26
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New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy???
      #5547490 - 11/30/12 04:37 PM

Just received my new Sky Guy Porta II mount with the wooden legs and there is a small threaded, metal part that looks like it mounts to the center hole in the wooden tray. Above the threaded part, there is an elongated cuboid with rounded edges about 1" long.

Can't for the life of me figure out what this is for??

Of course there are no instructions with the mount.

Any help?

Thanks,
Jim


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Manny Myles
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547687 - 11/30/12 06:58 PM

A picture would really help us out here.
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rockethead26
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: Manny Myles]
      #5547722 - 11/30/12 07:17 PM

Sorry, here we go. Thanks, Manny.


Porta II Part by JCole2008, on Flickr


Porta II Part Closeup by JCole2008, on Flickr


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Don Taylor
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547764 - 11/30/12 07:43 PM

No idea. There is a similar piece on my CG5GT that the azimuth adjustment screws bear against. Is it possible it was supplied by mistake?

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Jim7728
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547769 - 11/30/12 07:44 PM

Looks like an azimuth post for the tripod base.

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rockethead26
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: Don Taylor]
      #5547771 - 11/30/12 07:45 PM

Could be, I just thought of the same thing as I have a GG-5 too.

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Poochpa
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5547875 - 11/30/12 09:00 PM

It is the azimuth peg for the top of the tripod when using an EQ head.
Mike


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rockethead26
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Re: New Sky Guy Porta II Mount - What's this thingy??? new [Re: Poochpa]
      #5547887 - 11/30/12 09:11 PM

Great, thanks, Mike.

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