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#1 Tonysal123

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 04:06 PM

Good Day Group, Awhile back I purchased a used ETX60 with a broken tripod, the tripod itself was the inexpensive version, very wobbly. I have been looking for a replacement ever since. Today I found a posting on FB MarketPlace for a Meade DS2000 series mount (broken), a AutoStar 497HC (43E firmware), and the tripod. After purchasing the lot, I removed the top portion of the tripod, and replaced it with the top portion of the ETX tripod, perfect fit. And now I have a much better & sturdier tripod for my ETX60. Now to figure out if I can use the 497 HC on the ETX60. Hope this helps others looking for a better tripod solution. Cheers

 

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