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Adapting an AVX tipod to hold iOptron CEM26/HEM27/GEM28/HAE29 mounts.

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#1 Northrim

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 09:17 AM

Say what you will about the AVX mount, the tripod is a very stable beast. 

 

I just got an iOptron HAE29 along with the carbon fiber tripod and 8040-8 minipier.  Right now I'm using an 8" RASA so I decided I wanted to keep using the bigger tripod.

 

Adapting an AVX tripod to hold an iOptron 8040 minipier is a very simple operation and does not effect the ability to use it with the AVX mount.  It only involves drilling and tapping two holes.  That's it.

 

 

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I've posted a video to youtube showing the process.

 

https://youtu.be/Quo3JnvGg2Y

 

 

I hope someone can find this useful.

 

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 09:56 AM

 I like the way your brain works. I had a EQ6Rpro mount  with tripod,my son the HEQ5 pro mount and no tripod, just the head left. I no longer need the tripod for the larger mount, took it to a grinder replaced heads and now his HEQ5 fits on a EQ6r pro tripod.


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