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Can Celeatron CPC 1100 tripod be modified to support CGX-L

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#1 Shaz_st

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:06 PM

Hi,

 

I am planning to buy Celestron CGX-L mount.

I live in UAE and shipping cost is very hight!

I do have a CPC 1100 and was wondering if I can modify the tripod to support new mount. Has anyone tried this already? Will it support the weight of CGX-L?

If I buy just the mount then I can save around 1000 USD.

Any help on this is highly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:00 PM

https://s3.amazonaws...ter-to-pier.pdf

 

https://www.cloudyni...ipod/?p=5789150

 

 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

Thank you these links are really helpful, now I hope cpc 1100 tripod is strong enough to support all the weight?

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

I asked our laboratory staff for an opionion. Here are the pertinent notes.

 

  1. The standard CPC1100 OTA+mount weights 65 pounds/ 30Kg.
  2. Tripod tested with legs extended 9" and locked to one standard me torque.
  3. Static load of 1 standard me +20lbs on an extended one standard me arm.
  4. Tripod appeared stable with no obvious bending, shaking, or unsteadiness.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:05 PM

Thank you :)
I think one could use a cap style disk brake, trim it to the right size and drill the holes. It might work?

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:03 PM

I don't see why not. 

 

The only thing that would give me pause is the difference between the two tripods in terms of leg diameter and total weight.

 

69.85mm - 21 kg vs 50.8mm - 8.6 kg)

 

My CEM 60 is on a pier so i can't say whether this would be a significant concern or only a possible issue if the tripod legs are extended.

 

Good luck and if it works come back a post a photo.




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