Bogen model 3040 tripod extra heavy duty and sturdy tripod ideal for rich field viewing with refractors under 8 lbs or large binoculars.
This is a high quality tripod made in Italy used in filming industry to hold a moderate size professional video camera.
These tripods are hard to find and offer convenient viewing because they can be raised up to nearly 8 feet in height making it easy to to stand and view through large binoculars.
I used this setup for my 80mm refractors with bino- viewers and a Celestron 100mm binoculars to scan the skies and use at star parties. You can adjust height from kids to tall people looking to view quickly.
You can use a small refractor and make focus with bino-viewers without Barlows then raise the mount to a comfortable level and view.
I bought it to view a couple of comets years ago with comfort and scan the Milky Way. Ideal for 80mm F5 - F7 refractors but I did have a Lunt 102 Ed on this but only at low powers.
The tape marks on the handles were used to identify how to put the mount back together if shipping or storing.
Comes with 2 chucks, one to mount optics using 1/4 - 20 camera type of mount useful for attaching a large binocular. The other chuck is attached an ADM vixen style shoe so you can easily attach a small refractor.
Asking 135.00 plus my actual shipping costs. If you live in Southern California I am willing to drive out about 50 miles .