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#1 Gray

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 10:42 PM

Berlebach Planet for EQ6 arrived today with rubber feet and case.  I'm happy now..Please stop raining..

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 11:38 PM

Congratulations on your new tripod. But I guess this should be the EQ6-R not EQ6. They are actually two different models.

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 11:43 PM

Thanks kel123.  The tripod says EQ6 on it.  I know the mount is an EQ6-R.  Sorry to have not been specific. 



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Posted 24 February 2020 - 11:51 PM

That is one helluva fine looking tripod and, that Eq6 with the green accents looking like it was made by Apple is the cherry on the cake!


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:05 AM

Beats the helluva out of the tube steel for **** sure.  I oughta set it out with the trash


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:29 AM

Beats the helluva out of the tube steel for **** sure.  I oughta set it out with the trash

Looking at that tripod i cant help thinking how it can be made given some woodworking prowess, nah, i'd mess it up and it'd be kindling in the end.

They are pretty pricey no? i'm all giddy for that tripod now lol.


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:08 AM

Beats the helluva out of the tube steel for **** sure.  I oughta set it out with the trash

I gotta ask, how this wooden tripod is superior to stainless steel?  genuinely curious. 



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:26 AM

I gotta ask, how this wooden tripod is superior to stainless 

Numerous reasons all found on a quick search here. Some personal preference included. Search Berlebach Planet and read. One reason is the tube steel tripod was considered a weak link in the EQ6R from what I read. Vibration dampening is another improvement. Wood is superior to steel. Read of astro images gaining smaller FWHM numbers as well. This is class to me and a keeper for life. The stainless dudes can rust in the attic.



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:35 AM

Looking at that tripod i cant help thinking how it can be made given some woodworking prowess, nah, i'd mess it up and it'd be kindling in the end.

They are pretty pricey no? i'm all giddy for that tripod now lol.

They've been making tripods since 1885. They are good at it from what I see.  I too would make kindling and use it. This was last purchase for replacing astro gear that was sold long ago. Can't believe I forgot about this hobby. I find so much enjoyment in it more than all my other crazy hobbies. Yes pricey but worth it to me. About $1k for the tripod and soft case. Rubber feet free from Amazon.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 12:31 AM

Congratulations ! Any particular reason for the rubber feet instead of the point steel tips ?

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:36 AM

Not to damage the points on hard surfaces


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