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#426 Miguel1983

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:13 AM

i got the same tripod, but it doesn't have the extra spanners (? i'm from Belgium) below.

Is this something you added ? does it help ?



#427 junomike

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:47 AM

 

i got the same tripod, but it doesn't have the extra spanners (? i'm from Belgium) below.

Is this something you added ? does it help ?

 

Not sure if you mean the "Eyepiece tray" or "Spreader".

 

The Eyepiece tray was  made by Star Tek (long gone) so it's only available on the used market.

The Tripod Spreader (I prefer "Tripod Brace")  was made using common Hardware materials (see post #7 & #9)

 

Both make a difference in stability and the Tray basically acts as a small table holding everything I need (and then some).



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:16 PM

 

 

i got the same tripod, but it doesn't have the extra spanners (? i'm from Belgium) below.

Is this something you added ? does it help ?

 

Not sure if you mean the "Eyepiece tray" or "Spreader".

 

The Eyepiece tray was  made by Star Tek (long gone) so it's only available on the used market.

The Tripod Spreader (I prefer "Tripod Brace")  was made using common Hardware materials (see post #7 & #9)

 

Both make a difference in stability and the Tray basically acts as a small table holding everything I need (and then some).

 

I have the tray also but the Starizona version, so i meant the tripod brace waytogo.gif


Edited by Miguel1983, 02 March 2018 - 01:17 PM.


#429 junomike

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:38 PM

 

 

 

i got the same tripod, but it doesn't have the extra spanners (? i'm from Belgium) below.

Is this something you added ? does it help ?

 

Not sure if you mean the "Eyepiece tray" or "Spreader".

 

The Eyepiece tray was  made by Star Tek (long gone) so it's only available on the used market.

The Tripod Spreader (I prefer "Tripod Brace")  was made using common Hardware materials (see post #7 & #9)

 

Both make a difference in stability and the Tray basically acts as a small table holding everything I need (and then some).

 

I have the tray also but the Starizona version, so i meant the tripod brace waytogo.gif

 

Ah, ok.

Cheap and easy to make, yet effective!



#430 Ecleido S Azevedo

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:17 PM

My Celestron CPC 1100 Edge HD 

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#431 miamichillin99

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:31 AM

Nice Set up!  Looks alot like mine.  I added a HC holder and Starizona spreader/tray also.

You must have the older "flat" type JMI case as  I have the FT microfocuser and mine fits in my JMI case with room to spare.

Mine looks like this.

 

It really is a great set up and I was supposed to sell mine when I acquired my C14/CGE, but so far that hasn't happened!

 

Oh, I also use a mini rail and counter weights to piggyback an Orion 120ST on top!. Works great!

 

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I really like your spreader. Where can I buy one?  I also have a nexstar 8 GPS and its terrible that I cant hold

my eyepieces in a safe and convenient location whe using the scope. Not sure what Celestron was thinking when they designed the spreader on this telescope. 



#432 junomike

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:58 PM

Mike

 

I really like your spreader. Where can I buy one?  I also have a nexstar 8 GPS and its terrible that I cant hold

my eyepieces in a safe and convenient location whe using the scope. Not sure what Celestron was thinking when they designed the spreader on this telescope. 

These were made by StarTek but are long discontinued and are only available on the used market (That's where I got mine some years ago)



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:56 PM

Here is my new-to-me CPC11 EDGE HD Deluxe.  Permanently mounted in the backyard. Less than 5 minutes and I'm at the eyepiece viewing with full GOTO. So convenient!

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:06 AM

My Celestron CPC 1100HD

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:04 AM

Here is my Limited Edition 50th Anniversary CPC 800 GPS.

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I bought it a couple years ago second (probably third) hand with the wedge, the bottom counterweight (not showing), a focal reducer, a 2" diagonal mirror, a couple of EPs (one of them a 9 mm Vixen SLV!) and a dew shield. It is by far the best astro-investment I've ever made.

 

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#436 DiMora

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:22 AM

Just added a Meade SolarMax II 60MM Double-Stack on a piggyback using ADM Vixen top rail and double clamps on a 4" bar.

 

My son is checking out the sun:

 

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ADM sure makes nice stuff:

 

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Also up there is a Celestron 9x50 illuminated RACI finderscope.  On the right side I have an Orion-style mount plate that holds a red dot finder for quick go-to's and a Celestron StarSense camera.


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#437 JohnAkai

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:13 PM

Here is my visual-only setup. iOptron MiniTower, Edge 6, TV85 & 8x50 RA finder. Harbor Freight 12v power tank. 2-inch Baader Hyperion EPs for the TV85. Celestron Halloween EPs for the Edge 6. Astro chair. Good enough & very portable! At 67, lightweight is what I need. Received GPS from inside the garage & tracking Venus.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:53 PM

Here is my new-to-me CPC11 EDGE HD Deluxe.  Permanently mounted in the backyard. Less than 5 minutes and I'm at the eyepiece viewing with full GOTO. So convenient!

What do you use to cover the scope when not in use?  Very pretty pier, BTW ;)



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:25 PM

What do you use to cover the scope when not in use?  Very pretty pier, BTW wink.gif

Thanks for the kind words on the pier. I used (don't own that house anymore) A 365 cover. They are great all weather covers.




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