What are some of the miscellaneous specifications for the CPC Series?

Miscellaneous Specifications for the CPC Series
 

Notes:

1. Measurements may be approximate.

2. Please check the product page under the Specs tab for more specs.

3. Other specs of the CPC may be found in other Knowledgebase articles.

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


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


CPC 800 (d
imensions of the CPC DX 800 are very similar):

  • Height from mount base to top of OTA with OTA pointing down is approximately 24 inches
  • Height from mount base to top of OTA with OTA pointing up is approximately 29 inches
  • Height from mount base to altitude axis of rotation is approximately 17 inches
  • Distance from front of OTA to altitude axis of rotation is approximately 12 inches
  • Width across fork at handle including handle approximately 20 inches
  • OTA length is approximately 18 inches, OTA width is approximately 9 inches
  • The exposed aluminum tube is approximately 11 inches
  • Height of an eyepiece inserted into the visual back with the OTA horizontal, tripod fully extended is approximately 63 inches
  • 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 inches in diameter. At 120 degrees 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 inches diameter. The outer holes in each pair are (on a circle) 6.450 inches diameter. These 6 holes are 3/8 x 16 threaded.


Updated 12/23/13