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CGE Pro and C-14 -functional in 5' x 5' deck space?

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#1 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:58 AM

I know it is cramped but I am wondering if a CGE Pro and C-14 could be functional in a 5.5' x 5.5'  square area on a small deck?  CGE Pro tripod legs are three feet apart at base.  Is it doable for astronomy?

 

Thanks in advance for any replies. - Thomas



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:43 AM

It is at least theoretically-possible. Harry Houdini probably would have considered it to be a piece of cake!    Tom

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:57 AM

Next time you're out, get some tape and mark the area off and take a look.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:13 PM

Next time you're out, get some tape and mark the area off and take a look.

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My thought is for photography it might be OK.  For visual, you won't have enough room to move around the scope.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:28 PM

My definitive answer is "maybe."  If you have a long imaging train with attendant wiring, you may have issues. If you use a dew shield, you may have issues -- of course that is easily removed. You will also want to make sure you can install and remote the OTA.  I used to slide mine back to get it off but you may not have room for that.


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#6 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:45 PM

......... You will also want to make sure you can install and remove the OTA.  I used to slide mine back to get it off but you may not have room for that.

Excellent point.  Thanks.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 01:58 PM

Excellent point.  Thanks.

Of course, there is the Smart Easy Way for Girly Men approach. That might work in a confined space.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:15 PM

That is the method I use now. Great logical innovation. Glad somebody figured it out for us.




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