Full Lenght Adjustable Tripod 34″ to 54″; Rigid mounting platform; astrolnomical and terrestrial; suitable foe either standing or seated observation; micrometric controls in both horizontal and polar; elecation angle adjustrable from 20 degrees to 90 degrees; all aluminum construction.The full-length Meade #883 deluxe field tripod accepts any ETX Astro telescope model and provides a rigid mounting platform for virtually any observing application, astronomical or terrestrial. Suitable for either standing or seated observing, the #883 tripod is adjustable in height from 34 to 54 inches.
Micrometric controls in both azimuth (horizontal) and elevation (polar) angle permit precise polar alignment of the telescope’s fork mount for astronomical applications. You can fix the elevation angle at any observing latitude between 20 and 90 degrees. The 90-degree (altazimuth) orientation is desirable for terrestrial observations or for astronomical applications of ETX-90EC and ETX-125EC models equipped with the optional Autostar Computer Controller, which lets you accomplish fully automatic sidereal-rate tracking with the telescope in the altazimuth mode.
Each ETX Astro Telescope model attaches to the tripod in seconds with two thumbscrews. The net tripod weight is 11 pounds.
- Tripod for Meade ETX Astro telescopes
- Adjustable in height from 34 to 54 inches
- Elevation angle can be fixed at any observing latitude between 20 and 90 degrees
- Suitable for either standing or seated observing
- Attaches in seconds