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Short pier or extender for CGX mount w/tripod?

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#1 hamers

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 10:21 PM

I have a Celestron CGX mount but right now my balanced scope has a fair bit of stuff hanging off the back end, and when i'm close to the zenith I'm at risk of whacking my camera and optical train on the tripod leg.  Does anyone know of a short vertical extender that can be put on the CGX standard tripod to simpy lift the EQ mount up a few inches so I have a little safety clearance ? ??  Just 6" would be great.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:11 PM

One way to do it is with a 4" steel tee and a couple of plates.  <$50 if you weld it yourself.

 

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