Tripod for Alt-Az Mount
Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:55 AM
Here's the UNI series:
They have a lighter-duty series called the Report series:
They also have the "Sky" and "Planet" models, which are for large mounts.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:37 AM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:15 PM
The arm on the Voyager might be contributing to the shake?
It's possible. Read this thread about some not happy with the Voyager in terms of vibration.
Your idea to upgrade to a Universal Astronomics mount is a very good one. The MacroStar is nice, but it's not tall enough for your OTA in my opinion - you would need to extend your tripod legs to get the eyepiece at a comfortable height, and the OTA would get in the way of the tripod legs when pointed near the zenith.
You could add an additional $70 and get the UniStar - it positions the OTA up and out of the way of the tripod legs, and it has more capacity as well. I use a UniStar with my ED120, and I like it very much. You have a nice refractor - it deserves an equally nice mount and tripod.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:31 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:19 PM
I believe a MacroStar mounted on a column like Stellarvue's MEC2 column would be an excellent combo as well.