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NigelCampbell

Help! Broken tripod

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This happened last night when packing up after a great observing session.

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This is my SW 130p alt az GoTo mount

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Superglue didn't work. Any suggestions? I can't see this tripod section of the mount available for sale on its own anywhere. Would I have to replace the whole GoTo mount??

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That second one looks like the exact thing Adrian. Does anyone know if the Celestron Astromaster tripods have the same diameter legs as the My Skywatcher 130 does?

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Both Celestron & Skywatcher are owned by Synta and their scopes are generally made in the same place, so I would think they were the same. You could always ask the seller.

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if you cant find a replacement araldite will glue this

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I don't think glue will work because it will be in direct tension. I'd just make a thin metal strap bolted to the spreader and passing around the leg under the nylon part that is still around it.

Olly

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