Hi there, in the realm of those questions that I really should know the answer to but haven't yet asked, I was wondering if anyone had any wisdom they could share as to what surface I should set up my tripod on in the back yard.
I have a small area out the back that is half concrete slab and half grass. As I naively see it, the concrete base has the advantage of being solid and away from the wet grass, but can transfer vibrations as I walk about on it (something I've noticed so I don't move while imaging) and hold its heat for longer (although imaging at 5:00am reduces this prospect). The grass can absorb some vibrations but since it is winter over here and generally below 10 degrees Celsius, the grass is wet and I'm concerned that it might be increasing the likelihood of dew forming on the optics if I set up on it.
Right now I'm kind of straddling the boundary as this gives me the best view looking east and west, with two of the tripod legs on the concrete and one on the grass (so the best/worst of both worlds).
Any tips appreciated.