I have a Celestron CGEM-DX mount on a Celestron CGE tripod (the one that has 2.75" diam. legs). I do not have a pier section between tripod head & mount base.
My question: The center rod that holds the mount to the tripod also holds the heavy accessory tray that provides rigidity to the tripod legs. But the rod has threads at each end. One end goes into the mount; but what are the threads for at the other far end??
Note #1: I'm not talking about threads in the middle of the rod for securing the accessory tray; but the threads at the very end.
Note #2: I was trying to attach pics, but I can't get them down to 500KB!! Which seems really small in this day-n-age.
Any feedback on the center-rod and/or getting smaller image files will be much appreciated.