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Dimensions of a Celestron C4-R Telescope & Tripod

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#1 texcoco

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:46 PM

I'm being home a Celestron C4-R Telescope with what I think is the oddball CG4 mount and tripod.

 

Anyone have experience breaking one of these down to fit into checked luggage?

 

I'm specifically wondering how long the OTA tube is when the focuser and cell is removed.



#2 punk35

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:39 PM

Hi. Ask the folks in this thread. They can probably help you. I don’t have my C4R anymore so I can’t help you personally. 
**Edit to add: Congratulations, you will enjoy that scope. 

 

https://www.cloudyni...kes-in-my-c4-r/


Edited by punk35, 08 December 2019 - 06:46 PM.


#3 RAK on Tour

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 03:36 PM

texcoco,

 

I just measured the tube of my C4-R, from where the focuser attaches to the middle of objective cell. It's 27 inches, so unscrewing the front cell and removing the focuser will yield a tube that will not exceed 27 inches. Keep in mind, the length of the aluminum legs of the tripod of the CG-4 mount is 30 inches, if the C4-R is using the mount it was originally sold with. 

 

Hope me this is helpful.

 

Roger

 



#4 texcoco

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:58 PM

RAK....bless you my friend. That helps a LOT.


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