CPC Series additional specifications

  • CPC clutch knobs are M28 x 2 threading
  • Tripod spread in low position is approximately 32" (tip-to-tip distance ≈ 1.50" less)
  • Tripod spread in high position is ≈ 45" (tip-to-tip distance ≈ 1.50" less)
  • Tripod height in low position is ≈ 31"
  • Tripod height in high position is ≈ 46"
  • CPC tripod (#93493) weighs ≈ 27 lbs. Collapsed length is ≈ 34"

 CPC 1100 (dimensions of the CPC Deluxe 1100 HD are very similar):

  • Height from mount base to top of OTA with OTA pointing down is ≈ 29"
  • Height from mount base to top of OTA with OTA pointing up is ≈ 36"
  • Height from mount base to altitude axis of rotation is ≈ 21"
  • Distance from front of OTA to altitude axis of rotation is ≈ 15"
  • Width across fork at handle including handle is ≈ 23"
  • OTA length is ≈ 23" with reducer; 22" without reducer (baffle nut threads); OTA width is ≈ 12.50"
  • The exposed aluminum tube is ≈ 14.5"
  • Height of the eyepiece inserted into the visual back with the OTA horizontal, tripod fully extended is ≈ 66"
  • Approximate (unofficial) balanced payload for the CPC 1100: 15 lbs.

CPC 800 (dimensions of the CPC Deluxe 800 are very similar):

  • Height from mount base to top of OTA with OTA pointing down is ≈ 24"
  • Height from mount base to top of OTA with OTA pointing up is ≈ 29"
  • Height from mount base to altitude axis of rotation is ≈ 17"
  • Distance from front of OTA to altitude axis of rotation is ≈ 12"
  • Width across fork at handle including handle ≈ 20"
  • OTA length is ≈ 18", OTA width is ≈ 9"
  • The exposed aluminum tube is ≈ 11"
  • Height of an eyepiece inserted into the visual back with the OTA horizontal, tripod fully extended is ≈ 63"
  • The weight of the quick release finderscope and its bracket (#93784, supplied with all CPCs): 1 lb. 6 oz.

The CPC base has a flat plate of 10.171" in diameter. At 120° from one another, there are three sets of two holes in the base. The inner holes in each pair are (on a circle) 5.125" diameter. The outer holes in each pair are (on a circle) 6.450" diameter.These 6 holes are 3/8 x 16 threaded.