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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:32 AM

Hello, I'm looking to put together a really light G&G or travel setup. I'm going to be using an AT72EDII and I plan on mounting it on a Stellarvue M1V and a Benro Go Plus. I'm sure the M1V can handle the scope but I just want to make sure this tripod will support everything well. Will this tripod get the job done or should I reconsider? I'd like to hear your opinions, thanks.

 

Here's the tripod..

https://www.bhphotov...inum.html/specs



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:53 AM

I use an even smaller tripod

https://www.manfrott...kbfrta4cam3-bh/

 

which is adequate for long exposure AP with the Polarie and FL55ss (may figure a total load of ca 4kg between camera, refractor and tracker). Folding into 40cm is pretty handy for travel.

Sadly the tripod is only available as kit* with a diminutive, but very decent, ballhead (it is perfectly adequate to handle my 66/400ED if tilted at 90°; however the RC2 quick-release mechanism makes somewhat hard to balance the tube, and would not be possible to use a binoviewer or 2" stardiagonal/eyepieces).

 

Since your tripod is rated for even heavier load, I presume it could serve you well; and in any case, for the sake of lightness, a certain degree of compromise may be worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

*the 1.5kg figure refers to the whole kit, 300g being the ballhead



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:07 PM

If you use yours for AP and it's solid then I'm sure this one will be good for me.. Weight isn't too much of an issue for me so I don't mind carrying an extra half pound or so if I can get a taller tripod. Thanks for your input.




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