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Mount Mod Question

Started by Greg Shaffer, 03/10/2009 11:56AM
Posted 03/10/2009 11:56AM Opening Post
Lets hear from the experts smile

Have a LXD75 mount. Going to replace the stock tripod with a much heavier LX200 standard tripod.

I can have a 4" tall by 4.5" diameter by 1/4" thick aluminum tube as part of the mount adapter OR a 12" one which would in effect become a 12" pier on top of the heavier lx200 tripod.

Which would be the steadier configuration.....short adapter on extended tripod or the 12" pier as part of the adapter and keep the tripod collapsed? Opinions?

Thanks!
Greg

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Statham GA
Posted 03/24/2009 09:56AM #1
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20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 03/24/2009 10:31AM #2
Herbert Shaffer said:

Lets hear from the experts smile

Have a LXD75 mount. Going to replace the stock tripod with a much heavier LX200 standard tripod.

I can have a 4" tall by 4.5" diameter by 1/4" thick aluminum tube as part of the mount adapter OR a 12" one which would in effect become a 12" pier on top of the heavier lx200 tripod.

Thanks!
Greg

The shorter one on an UNextended tripod. Never extend the legs and always put them on vibration supression pads if you need max steadiness.

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