Quote: It had more than enough height for me and I am 5'10. In fact, I would have had to shorten up on the legs to see anything at around 45 degrees or less.
Quote:Well I bit the bullet. It was a hard decision and of course some of the decision was technical and some was just plain human. I ordered the Gitzo GT 5531 S. Technically it is probably the best CF tri available for anything in the 20-35 pound load class. I am convinced it is not as stable as a good wooden tripod; UNI14 or such. But for my current needs; grab and go, quick set up/take down, portability, with no photo desire, it wil be just fine. (Some of the feedback I received was from a camera only gal who swears by the GT 3 series.) I have learned a lot and believe that in less than 2 years I'll have a 2nr, larger scope, with a solid wooden tripod and possibly a new mount. My sincere thanks to all who contributed to my search and promise photos as soon as all the parts arrive. PS; I even treated myself to a TeleVue 24 mm Panoptic. Now I am like a kid waiting for Santa to come. Now to get rid of my Vixen.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Quote: I am convinced it is not as stable as a good wooden tripod; UNI14 or such.
Quote:Good news, Bad news, Good newsGood news: I ordered the GT 5531 S! Yeah!
Quote:What do you put on top of those Git'z Gus?
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis