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Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote:You did say the best ?
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See Cloudy Nights tripod reviews about PWT; their "Full Index Adapter" is a great innovation.
Quote:For portability, I don't think your going to beat the Eagle. Well thought out, light weight, folding legs and adaptable. Same price really as others in its class. I'm going to add "equipment handles" to the sides of mine to make it "grab-n-go" doable with the mount still attached. The Miller tripods look too flimsy to me but I'd like to see one in the field.
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Quote:My vote goes with Rob Miller's new series of TRIxxL tripods where the xx is the height in inches. Under ten pounds, rigid, beautiful to see, and pretty cheap at around $600. He advertises on Astromart. I'm not sure why he isn't here on CN as well.
Quote:Marcus, The portable piers just don't seem to have the range of adjustment I'd need. Last year, I traveled all over the West and really need to be able to level the tripod over just about any terrain I come across. From sloping ground to level desert, I really need the flexibility.
Quote:So does the L (Lightest) Tripod from Rob sufficiently support the Mach 1 for imaging? I'm also thinking of getting one for use with a Mach 1 and 130mm OTA.
Quote: Then it dawned on me.... I don't recall seeing one post here on CN saying 'Gosh, I'd wish I'd never bought that darn AP mount...' I guess that pretty much made the decision for me...
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
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Quote:If I go the PP route, I'll have to do some testing to find out if a 42" works or if I'll need a 48".