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#1 missouri_skies

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:39 PM

Could someone tell me this dimension of SkyWatcher Eq6-R-Pro Tripod:  Distance from back leg to back leg with the mount leg extensions in the shortest position..  See picture.  It makes a difference to what I'm doing.  I want to see if the tripod will fit on a square concrete pad.

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 08:58 PM

~35”



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 09:16 AM

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~35”

 

Could someone tell me this dimension of SkyWatcher Eq6-R-Pro Tripod:  Distance from back leg to back leg with the mount leg extensions in the shortest position..  See picture.  It makes a difference to what I'm doing.  I want to see if the tripod will fit on a square concrete pad.

Thanks,

Dan

 

Is this how you measured? i was wondering about the same for a future Upgrade.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 11:25 AM

Thanks to you two for taking the time to help me with this.  I appreciate it very much.  Thanks!  


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 05:29 PM

Thanks to you two for taking the time to help me with this.  I appreciate it very much.  Thanks!  

It is BravoFoxtrot that has the answer , i just asked another in your tread , was wondering about the same as you.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:04 PM

Yep, N to any other point is ~35” with the tripod completely retracted.  
 

I hope this helps.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:30 PM

Thanks , yes it helps , now i'm off to measure my square waytogo.gif


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Posted 07 June 2020 - 07:25 AM

I also wanted to put the tripod on a concrete pad. Would it be advisable to put it on a circular (first thought), square, or even a triangular pad? A square pad would be undersized compared to a circular pad, so for a given volume, a circular pad would be shallower?

 

So, if you started with a “clean slate” (hole in the ground), would you be aiming for a round pad 4” wider than the required diameter - to give the widest support but also to avoid standing on it to minimise vibration transmission? I was aiming for about 5-6” of concrete and/or gravel/sand. 

 

Do you put concrete on the ground (sandy soil), on a layer of sand over gravel? With a membrane?

 

Simon


Edited by SimonMiller, 07 June 2020 - 07:27 AM.



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