I'm new to astronomy and have just purchased a refractor telescope that weighs 10 lbs. I have also ordered a mount that weighs 5 lbs, and now it's time to order a tripod. The only wooden tripod (I don't want aluminum) I can find, that is available right now, is a Berlebach Uni 28 that weighs 20 lbs. The lighter weight Berlebach that I really wanted to order is 10 lbs., but is out-of-stock everywhere. So while I am strong enough to lift 35 lbs., I've never tried moving a telescope on its mount and tripod. Will it be too awkward to move this set-up around my yard to find sky between the abundant oak trees that I have to deal with. I guess what I'm asking is whether grab-and-go is not applying here?
Edited by mondo1948, 03 March 2021 - 06:15 PM.