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JazzSky
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CG5 Advanced storage
      #5634998 - 01/21/13 01:41 PM

I'm trying something different to make it easier to setup. I leave the mount connected to the tripod. I have two counter weights on the shaft and wondered if that would cause any problems in the long run? I had been taking the mount off the tripod and storing it separately. The optical tube I keep in the house. Is this a good or bad practice?
Thanks,
Alan


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rockethead26
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Re: CG5 Advanced storage new [Re: JazzSky]
      #5635150 - 01/21/13 02:57 PM

My CG-5 is always on the mount except for travel. It's certainly quicker to set up than re-attaching the mount every time. It makes it harder to carry, of course, especially mine, since I have the Orion pier extension on it as well. As long as I remove the counterweight, it's just manageable from the living room out to the sidewalk.

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A. Viegas
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Re: CG5 Advanced storage new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5637455 - 01/22/13 05:56 PM

I just leave mine outside, covered with a Telegizmo 365 cover. I bring the OTA inside the garage. But the mount head+tripod +usb hub and assorted wires all live outside in the cold.

Al


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