Quote:Hey all,I have a TV 101 scope now mounted on an early version Gibraltar mount and tripod. It seems fairly solid, but azimuth is a bit sticky, so I've considered getting the upgraded Gibraltar (latest version) mount from Televue.On the other hand, I wonder if going all in with a Discmount and Berlebach Planet tripod would make a significant difference from the Gibraltar set-up. I guess my main question is, (having probably read enough about the Discmount)- Would the Berlebach Planet be overkill for the TV 101? There wouldn't be much added weight to the OTA other than the heavier TV eyepieces. Total for the scope maybe 15 lbs at most.Thanks...
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