Meade Adjustable height field tripod

$279.00

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This is the standard Meade field tripod, as supplied with 8" and 10" LX90 and LX200GPS models, available as a replacement for a damaged tripod and as an upgrade to an LX10 fixed height tripod . . .
Our Product #: 8950
Meade Product #: 07020
 

Product Description

This standard field tripod, as supplied with 8" and 10" LX90 and LX200 telescopes, has an aluminum head casting and 2" diameter chromed steel adjustable height legs. The legs end in heavy duty removable rubber tips to damp vibrations. Two large hand-tighten knobs per leg let you level the tripod on uneven ground and adjust the tripod height from 30" to 44".

The legs have a center brace for rigidity. Three 1.25" diameter holes in the leg brace can hold eyepieces while you observe.

A single threaded rod that extends up through the center of the head casting threads into the base of an altazimuth mount Meade scope to hold it firmly on the tripod. The rod simultaneously tightens the leg brace in place to lock the legs rigidly in the most stable position. A large hand-tighten knob lets you tighten the threaded rod with no tools required.

When using an equatorial wedge for astrophotography, three top-mounted hex head bolts are threaded down thorough the wedge and into the head casting of the tripod, in addition to the threaded rod, for extra strength and vibration damping.

This adjustable-height tripod is available as a replacement for a damaged tripod and as an upgrade to a Meade LX10 fixed height tripod.

Tech Details

Warranty 1 year

Reviews

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I've been using this tripod as my go-to travel / medium weight tripod for some time now. I have modified it to accept both the provided full-mount thread as well as 1/4" and 3/8" for portable setups like my iOptron skyguider. The tripod is heavy duty and sturdy, yet light enough for decent portability (as in carrying short distances from my car into farmer's fields...even over a fence or two at times.) The only negative to this tripod would be the tube thickness of the legs- be careful not to over-tighten the dual locking screws as it is somewhat easy to put dents into the walls of the legs themselves. Otherwise a 5 star tripod that will last for years! (Posted on 10/31/2018)
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