A buddy of mine has a C8 from the early '90s on a Super Polaris EQ mount and wooden tripod. He wants to try astrophotography, so I'm helping him find a more suitable mount.
(NOTE: I've warned him that starting into astrophotography with a C8 is not an easy route, but he's determined, and I don't want to discourage him too much.)
He's been given an older Celestron field tripod by another friend. This is one of the ones with black tubular legs and a spreader that has three vertical vanes, and I believe it would have been used with a wedge and U-mount. It's got a central bolt surrounded by six holes around the perimeter, alternating threaded and unthreaded.
If we can find him a mount capable of tracking with his C8 - like maybe a CGEM - are there any existing adapters that will let him put it on this tripod, or will he have to make one himself?