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Tripod Suggestions for lightweight AZ

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#1 Chris1485

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:37 AM

Hi,

I bought this Altair mount head for very little ( minus counter weight). Intending to create a low cost grab and go mount.

Can anyone suggest a lightweight budget tripod to go with it.

 

https://www.altairas...mount-409-p.asp

 

 

Thanks,

 

Chris UK

 



#2 havasman

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:50 AM

I use surveyors tripods and get very good results. Mine all have 5/8"-16 connecting bolts that might be problematic for your mount but I have rethreaded the bases of mounts to mate with the tripods. Surveyors tripods are not featherweights and the whole light/heavy thing is relative. But I've never had a problem hauling mine around. What they are is really cheap and very solid.



#3 RandyRoast

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:38 AM

Depending on the weight of your scope, a bogen 3001 or 3021 could work well. That is what I use with a UA dwarfstar mount.
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#4 stomias

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:43 PM

Older Bogens can be found for a steal if you look. My 3033 is solid and light and found on craigslist for $25!!



#5 jcj380

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:06 PM

SV was selling those minus the CW, etc. as the M1V.  I used my M1V (briefly b/c I prefer slo-mo) on a Benro TAD27A (3 sections, not 4) and a Manfrotto 475B.  The 475 is quite a bit heavier than the Benro.




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