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Bill W.
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CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates
      #5606064 - 01/05/13 06:50 AM

I am picking up my CGE Pro today. I am going to have a new pier plate made for my observatory. I have a cad drawing for a CGE pier plate. Are there differences in size for the pier plates between the two? Does anyone have an CAD drawings for a CGE Pro plate? Thank so much!

-Bill


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DaveJ
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Re: CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates new [Re: Bill W.]
      #5606424 - 01/05/13 11:48 AM

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I am picking up my CGE Pro today. I am going to have a new pier plate made for my observatory. I have a cad drawing for a CGE pier plate. Are there differences in size for the pier plates between the two? Does anyone have an CAD drawings for a CGE Pro plate? Thank so much!




Hi Bill,

Not a whole lot of help here, but I can tell you that they are *not* the same - the CGE Pro pier is significantly larger in diameter than the CGE's. I'm sure someone will chime in here with some actual numbers.


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Re: CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates new [Re: Bill W.]
      #5606436 - 01/05/13 11:55 AM

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Does anyone have an CAD drawings for a CGE Pro plate? Thank so much!





http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/cgepro/files/Andre%27s%20Stuff/


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Re: CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates new [Re: Alph]
      #5606801 - 01/05/13 03:10 PM

Here is the drawing for the CGE Pro pier. Fedex is going to deliver my Pro mount Monday, but it will not be permanently mounted.
Jack
http://www.celestron.com/c3/images/files/downloads/1236613527_cgeelectroniccy...


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Bill W.
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Re: CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates new [Re: jacktechie]
      #5607484 - 01/05/13 11:07 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate it! I'll be going to down to my local machinist friend on Monday. I picked up my new CGE Pro today. It's definitely bigger than my Atlas... lol! Here's me standing beside the mount. I am 6'4". I put on my Meade 8" SCT for a size reference too. My other scopes are in my observatory.

http://www.pbase.com/bellwoodmder/image/148185165/large

-Bill


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates new [Re: Bill W.]
      #5608057 - 01/06/13 10:52 AM

For what it is worth I happen to have the 8" Pier plate adapter kit for the CGE-PRO that is just laying here collecting dust. I am not sure if this piece will be helpful to you but if you could use it, make me an offer.

Here is a link http://www.pierplates.com/image/8_in_cge_pro_kit_a_large.jpg

Retails for $200.00US


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Bill W.
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Re: CGE vs CGE Pro Pier Plates new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5609913 - 01/07/13 10:46 AM

Thanks Micheal. But, I'll have to have the plate custom made for my pier. I am making it so I can pull my CGE Pro plate off and my Atlas plate is ready to go underneath...

-Bill


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