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Peter Bruce's Article for Reducing the Height of the AS Tripod

The Advanced Series CG-5 tripod provides good eyepiece height for the SCT and 6 inch refractor models, but for the Newtonian models it is another matter.  The eyepiece location for the 8 and 10 inch Newtonian models require a stepstool when viewing near the zenith, even with the tripod legs at their lowest possible setting.  Peter Bruce has written a very detailed article describing modification of the tripod to "bring things down to Earth".  Click here to download the article in Adobe Acrobat format (reader available from

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