Celestron 130mm S.L.T. tripod damage

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Celestron 130mm S.L.T. tripod damage

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Post by mariosi » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:14 pm

Gia sas,
After 8 years, the Celestron 130mm SLT tripod has been damaged ( leg lock) and I have applied the mount to Sky-Watcher tripod EQ5 .

Here is the result
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Post by NGC 1365 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:02 am

Nice fix Marios, thanks for sharing.
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Post by gregl » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:24 pm

Good mod. And you can salvage that tripod by applying a shaft collar or bicycle seat clamp to the lower leg. I posted some pix of that over on this thread:
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Post by Lady Fraktor » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:16 pm

The SLT mounts do ride nicely on the EQ-5 tripod, very stable.
The best lightweight modification I have found is to replace the stock tripod with a EQ-2 or EQ-3 aluminium tripod for better height and stability.
These tripods can be stabilized quite well for under 20€ and a couple hours of time.
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Post by mariosi » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:37 am

gregl wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Good mod. And you can salvage that tripod by applying a shaft collar or bicycle seat clamp to the lower leg. I posted some pix of that over on this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=4892&p=41820#p41820
Lady Fraktor wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:16 pm
The SLT mounts do ride nicely on the EQ-5 tripod, very stable.
The best lightweight modification I have found is to replace the stock tripod with a EQ-2 or EQ-3 aluminium tripod for better height and stability.
These tripods can be stabilized quite well for under 20€ and a couple hours of time.
IMG_2828.png
Celestron 102 SLT.jpg
Very nice !!!
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