“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:In the teeter-totter between the CGE and G-11 Gemini, one point that I keep coming back to is the G-11's tripod. Even when I observe on concrete, it's never quite level. I think I will need a more adjustable tripod even if I go with the G-11. I saw Losmandy's new folding tripod for the G-11, but think it's too expensive. I also saw a Losmandy adpater that lets the G-11 ride on a Meade Standard Field Tripod. Does anyone have experience with this set-up (G-11 on Meade tripod)?