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Mar 21 2008 03:00 AM | Guest in Alt-Azimuth
The first time I used the mount was aboard the Caribbean Princess during the Lunar Eclipse of February 2008. The Voyager came the day before I left for the cruise so I brought it along instead of my MicroStar, my usual air travel
Mar 28 2005 09:59 AM | Paul Schroeder in Alt-Azimuth
I have for quite some time looked for the ideal highly portable scope package. My viewing time is often quite limited, and my principle viewing site (my yard) has a number of large trees; in order to see much, I need to keep moving about the yard. In addition, my best viewing tends to be on vacations when we're in locations with really dark skies, and I wanted something that was easy to carry (along with all the paraphernalia that goes with having a one-year-old daughter).
Mar 28 2005 09:48 AM | Steve Foltz in Alt-Azimuth
If portability is an important criteria in a mount for your small scope, then owning an alt-az Tele-Pod makes a lot of sense. It's very compact (travels well in a bogen or temba bag) and lightweight (~ 7lbs./3.2 kgs.), yet sturdy enough to absorb vibrations efficiently (takes 2-3 seconds) by way of three foam padded tripod legs with rubberized foot pads (including unscrewable spikes).