Calypte Anza, California
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
Lackawanna Astronomical Society
Mike TEC 140 Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD APM/TMB 115f7 SV80L SM90 Solar Scope AP Mach1GTO Ioptron MiniTower
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 D ~ TEC 6 MCT ~ XT10 (Zambuto)
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:Thanks for all the suggestions I’ll definitely check out the Rob Miller tripod as an option. I was seriously considering the Eagle as it looked solid and seemed easy to setup and takedown. Things would be so much easier if one could examine equipment up close and personal. (ie a monthly NEAF) Of course then I would be consently broke!
“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
Quote:Between the Rob Miller and the Berlebach Planet what are the relative advantages and disadvantages? I figure that the Berlebach will dampen well, but be heavier than the Rob Miller. True? Anything else worth noting about either?Thanks!- Jim
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Quote:AP eagle pier. It's like being rooted to the earth. And even comes in a transport case.
AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
Quote:There is another wooden tripod to consider: the Baader hardwood tripod. AP sells these as well. Or is that the one you mentioned with "AP Berlecach"?I have one for more then 14 years now and fits 100% for my purpose. Heavy, yes but also very durable.
Quote:Scott, you are right. The Baader is replaced by the Berlebach. Didn't notice.