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    Default Celestron 127 XLT Replacement Tripod



    I know, this probably been discussed, but want to bring it up again. Who makes a replacement Tripod, that is sturdier than the tripod than the NextStar 127 Mak comes with. I have seen modifications, but my first choice is an actual bolt on replacement.
    I have tried Sand Bags, all the way to additional spreaders. I still love my Zhummell Z8 Mount...lol! Solid.
    I just want to buy an over the counter model, because if I mod mine too much, I will probably own it. So, I just want to know if anyone makes a bolt-it-on tripod for that scope. This way, I can put mine on EBAY and hopefully recover a little.
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    Default Re: Celestron 127 XLT Replacement Tripod

    I take it nobody makes one... :-(

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    Default Re: Celestron 127 XLT Replacement Tripod

    If you have any woodworking skills you could make your own, which would be much sturdier. I plan to adapt this design to use with my SLT mount.

    https://astrosetz.com/the-everyone-tripod-project/
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    Default Re: Celestron 127 XLT Replacement Tripod

    I've heard surveyor's tripods get mentioned alot, those you can get from Home Depot. May want to have a look and see if one might work for you.
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    Default Re: Celestron 127 XLT Replacement Tripod

    Thanks Don, that looks easy to build!

 

 

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