You can attach the mount to a tripod ...
This is a extract of the manual:
Note: If you wish, you may attach the base of the Virtuoso to a
photographic tripod. Simply use the threaded 3/8â€ hole in the
center on the underside of the base plate.
Manual in the next link:http://www.celestron.com/portal/skywatcher-virtuoso-mount.html
This is not excluded that it could be possible to dismantle the base from the vertical part to gain the space to align the NPP ...
This is only a supposition ...
Actually, I have never had the Virtuoso mount in my hands ...
Merlin + Papywizard on Windows 7 & Nokia 770 Â§ N810 & Acer (Netbook) + PanoramaApp AndroÃ¯d + Deltawave PapyMerlin BT + Autopano
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