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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #118903

For Sale: Extremely stable adjustable height tripod for a GP-type mount *SOLD*

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Started as a Celestron wedgepod...

I have welded nuts to the tripod legs and put clamping
knobs into them. I then took 3 pieces of steel pipe,
put them inside the tripod legs and clamped them by
the clamping knobs. I drilled a hole in the tripod's
top platform for the mount attachement bolt. I then
made a triangular piece of heavy plywood to be used
as a spreader/accessory shelf. The mount attachement
bolt is replaced by a threaded rod long enough to go
through the plywood spreader. There are 1.25" holes
in the plywood for the eyepieces.

Built for functionality - will not win any beauty
contests and I will NOT claim "fine furniture"
appearance (a comparison that has always surprised
me a great deal), but for stability will BLOW AWAY
any wooden legs or surveyor's tripod and will rival
a Losmandy:-)
When fully extended the tripod is 60" tall, enough
for any refractor. Will work for a fork-mounted SCT, too.

Asking $180. Would prefer a local sale in the
San Francisco Bay Area, as the thing is 35 lbs,
but will ship at buyer's expense.

 

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