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    Hi,

    I have just purchased a Celestron C5 and would like to do both terrestrial and astronomical viewing with it. I realize that a camera tripod/head is not the ideal choice for looking upward, but a tripod/head setup will work better for me right now to do both. Later I might add a camera to the setup and am wondering how heavy a head I should go with? Does anyone have experience with mounting a C5, and maye some suggestions on best setup for a C5 in general?

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    Hi, Welcome to astronomy and to the astronomy forum.


    The C5 is a serious telescope and needs a nice sturdy platform if you really want to take advantage of its potential. For what you say your interests are, an azimuth mount is ideal ... terrestrial and astronomical viewing with either a telescope mounted or a camera, either alone or using the telescope as a lens (you will need a t ring and adapter, niether of which are expensive). There are several good azimuth mounts on the market. Here is one by Celestron that is good for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing and a good size for the C5: Tripod, Heavy Duty Alt-Azimuth Spotting Scope (item #93607) / C5 Spotter Spotting Scopes / Spotting Scopes / Products / Celestron.com




    If you use a camera tripod, use as heavy duty one as you can find.... and be prepared for some vibration issues.
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    Hi Joe, Welcome to our little corner of Cyberspace. I have a similar scope set up for both terrestrial and astro photography.
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