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2" & 1.75" tripod spreaders For Sale

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Ad Number: 218644

Posted: 11 Aug 2020

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For Sale: 2" & 1.75" tripod spreaders.
(1) - 2" spreader for EQ6-R Pro, CGEM II, and several other tripods. SOLD
(1) - 2" spreader for CGEM, and Orion Atlas EQ-G, tripods.
(1) - 1.75" spreader for Orion Sirius tripod.
(1) - 1.75" spreader for Celestron Omni XLT CG-4 tripod.

If you're interested in a spreader and don't know which one will fit your tripod, the visit my "sizing the spreader" web page and then send me the measurements. I'd be happy to tell you which models your tripod will work with.

Observing at high magnification and astrophotography both benefit from a stable platform. Make your tripod stronger and increase it's rigidity by moving the spreader farther down the legs away from the hub. The increased leverage makes your tripod more rigid and less prone to vibration.

I make the spreaders on a CNC mill from 6061 aluminum and I use stainless steel fasteners (socket head cap screws and spring pins). The spreader, or tension, bars are made from solid 1/2" 6061 aluminum square bar (not tubes). The leg clamps use gasket material (not felt) for a snug fit that won't scratch the finish on your tripod's legs and the gasket material doesn't absorb water.

The central hub is 3” in diamter and will allow the tripod to collapse into a smaller package than the factory supplied tripod spreader.
It you're interested in an accessory tray, please see my web page for a DIY accessory tray that will suit the needs of most users.

The spreaders are $150.00 each and the buyer is responsible for shipping and PayPal fees.

Additional information about the spreaders can be found on my website:

Dave's Astro Shop

Tripod Spreaders

Installing the spreader

Sizing the spreader


If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks for looking!
Clear Skies,


  • Condition New
  • Location Lompoc, CA

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