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I recently bought a set of Tripod Pads for my Celestron CPC 925 from www.tripodpads.com

Very pleased with the quality of the material that is used in their manufacture, the "Safety Yellow" colour makes 'em real easy to find in the dark, when you're calling it quits for the night :-)

A real good buy in my books.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Tripod Pads

Hi Pat,
Can you see any reason why celestron dont just supply these on the ends of their tripods in the first place rather then having to buy them afterwards seperately.
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Replied by Pat_Dunne on topic Re: Tripod Pads

Hi Pat,
Can you see any reason why celestron dont just supply these on the ends of their tripods in the first place rather then having to buy them afterwards seperately.


Of course I can David, Celestron want to sell loads of add on accessories, so boosting their corporate profits.

Bearing this in mind, I was happy not to buy them from Celestron and to give an enterprising guy like Brandon at Tripod Pads a twist :)

You'd never guess I was a cynic by nature ;-)
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Tripod Pads

Of course I can David, Celestron want to sell loads of add on accessories, so boosting their corporate profits.

And the fancy celestron ones cost £60. I picked up a set at the Galway star party a few years back and they did make a difference though.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Tripod Pads

I figured as much, but isnt it a complete rip off, for what look like to me are pieces of rubber that can be made for 5 cents in some cheap chinese factory, or is there anything special about them, except for the price.
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Replied by jonathan on topic Re: Tripod Pads

I made a set for myself consisting of a cow mat which is inch thick rubber cut in to 3x3" squares works a treat and cost is negliable as they where cut offs going to be recycled.
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Replied by Pat_Dunne on topic Re: Tripod Pads

I made a set for myself consisting of a cow mat which is inch thick rubber cut in to 3x3" squares works a treat and cost is negliable as they where cut offs going to be recycled.

Sounds like a good idea. Been a Dub I wouldn't know one end of a cow from the udder :whistle: :)
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Replied by gnason on topic Re: Tripod Pads

I'm a bit late coming into this but yes, the Celestron tripod pads are briliant. I used them all the time with my 10" and 8" SCTs and I still use a set with my Manfrotto tripod/Orion 80. They were especially good with my Meade 10" SCT which was a little twitchy when focusing but they virtually suppressed all vibration. As for Celestron selling them as accessories, yes they do, but they also included a free set with the Nexstar 8 when I purchased it a few years ago so when I sold it, I still had my original set. Not sure if they still include them free with the more expensive SCTs.

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Replied by Pat_Dunne on topic Re: Tripod Pads

I'm a bit late coming into this but yes, the Celestron tripod pads are briliant. I used them all the time with my 10" and 8" SCTs and I still use a set with my Manfrotto tripod/Orion 80. They were especially good with my Meade 10" SCT which was a little twitchy when focusing but they virtually suppressed all vibration. As for Celestron selling them as accessories, yes they do, but they also included a free set with the Nexstar 8 when I purchased it a few years ago so when I sold it, I still had my original set. Not sure if they still include them free with the more expensive SCTs.

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Cheers Gordon, I bought mine from www.tripodpads.com and they were half the price of the Celestron one's and of equal quality and a few months on I am more than pleased with my purchase.
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