Wooden tripod and DM4? Unistar Deluxe?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:09 PM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:19 PM
The Berlebach astronomy tripods can be ordered with tops compatible with a variety of mounts included the Discmounts. The Tripod UNI 18 Astro would probably be plenty for carrying a DM4 plus up to 4.5 inch refractor. It's rated for a 121 pound capacity. It's price is in the neighborhood of the Discmount DM4 regular ash tripod.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:39 PM
The problem with the otherwise outstanding Discmounts tripod is the lack of leg adjustment, which makes leveling difficult.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:00 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:23 AM
I was looking at the Berlebach Uni 24. It's head is 160mm, per the company.
Can you give me the diameter of the DM4? I would definitely order the Discmount extension so I can reach zenith. Would like to find a tripod that has a head the same size or slightly larger than the DM4 simply for aesthetics.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:34 PM
Anybody know how wide the unistar is at its base?
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:06 AM
If you mean with my Stellarvue 80 ED and Oberwerk with DM column shown in my photo.....then no problem. The scope never hits the legs at any angle.