Holy Canoli. By looking at your pictures it looks like your Questar and tripod grew in size. Was this a science experiment gone awry?
On a more serious note can you provide information on the tripod and stand for the Questar.
Sorry for the late reply. The tripod was made by Particle Wave Technologies ( PWT ), and was one of the last run before the company closed shop; It was designated as a Monolith Portable Pier. The wedge mount is a Mead brand which I modified to support the wider base of the Questar 7. These portable piers came in several sizes and were custom made to order. I also took the option at the time to have an extension tube fabricated, which would increase the elevation for future use with an equatorial mount.
Our standard 3 1/2" Questar is mounted on a 1950's vintage " Tiltall # 4602 Professional "camera tripod. I understand they are now produced by Leitz. If you can find one of the early aluminum finish models by the C.M. Marchioni company which is in good condition, I am confident you will not be disappointed; the quality is superb, and worthy of a Questar.
Edited by Mike E., 06 October 2019 - 11:37 AM.