Deep Space Observer 10 * SPC-8 * C102 HD f/10 * XT 4.5 * Orion/Moonlite 80ED * PST *
Quote:Slik Pro 700DXIt's what I use and so far no problems. It easily holds the weight and movements are nice. Truly grab-n-go.
Quote:Quote:Slik Pro 700DXIt's what I use and so far no problems. It easily holds the weight and movements are nice. Truly grab-n-go. I would recommend a tripod with slow motions in *both* altitude and azimuth, as moving a camera tripod by hand as you try and look through the PST is a real pain. I have a small table-top tripod with the slow motions shown on my CN REPORTS review of the PST (you will need the Adobe Achrobat reader). It works pretty well, but sometimes I would like a bit larger tripod for times when I have trouble finding something to put the tripod on. Clear skies to you.
Jon XT10i 8" Homemade Dob 6" DSH WO ZS80/CG-4
Quote:I second the Slick 700DX. I use mine with my Celestron 25x100 binoculars and my WO 80mm refractor. Lightweight, stable, easy to set up, and easy to carry after it is set up.
Quote:Thank you for all of your input. I think that I will head down to my local camera store to check out the tripods "hands-on" to see what I prefer. It appears that there are definitely two different camps on whether or not slo-mo controls are a must. At 32x, is it comparable to tracking a crescent moon with a dob?
Quote: You use the Slik with the Zenithstar? Huh, I always kind of just assumed a scope like that would require a more substantial mount, but now that I look it's only 5.3 lbs (says anacortes). I may have to rethink my future purchase of an ST80...