Is a TeleVue Telepod Tripod ok enough for the TV85
Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:32 AM
I'm thinking about getting a TeleVue Telepod Tripod for my TV85.
I understand my panoramic mount will fit. True?
I'll keep using the panoramic mount most of the time, but I'm wanting that little bit extra compactness for certain trips. I am aware that TeleVue don't recommend it for the TV85... but are stability problems very bad, or just not as good as the heavier mounts?
I'd appreciate any feedback, especially from those who have used this combo.
Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:33 AM
Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:23 AM
a few more positive replies and I reckon I'll go for it.
Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:25 AM
Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:43 PM
Not sure if I should have asked this question on the refractor forum?
I have discussed this briefly with Edwin Q, who does use this combination. He noted that it can be shakey at higher magnifications, but is less of a problem if the tripod is fully retracted.
Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:26 PM
I'm a sort of "guerilla astronomer" and I like so much to take my powerful TV85 for very exotic -and dark- sites. And the Telepod is a good companion. The Telepod is a nice mount and if you are conscientious of its limitations and if you already have a Panoramic tripod, go for it.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:10 AM
Clear & exotic & dark skies to you!
Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:31 PM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:00 AM
It won't be my mount / tripod of choice, but sometimes there is less choice... and it sounds defintely better than nothing (when I really need portability).