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Mounts for Celestron CPC 1100 Tripod

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#1 pghastronewbie

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 10:51 PM

I'm looking to purchase a 4 to 5 inch refractor down the road to supplement my CPC 11 EdgeHD.

 

Can an alt-az mount from a different manufacturer be purchased and used with this tripod?  Or is the tripod specific to the CPC family of telescopes?

 

Looking to save money where I can, and I do love the tripod.

 

Thanks!


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#2 whizbang

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 08:59 PM

The SE and Evolution mounts use the identical base/screws.  They are interchangeable.  You might have to unscrew the center bezel in order to get a SE to fit (or drill up the SE a bit).

 

I think old forked orange tubes from the 70s and 80s will fit also.



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 12:10 AM

If the tripod of the CPC1100 is the same as of the CPC800, the Evolution mount fits perfectly well without any changes. I got both and tried already.

 

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