Astro Essentials 3/8'' Photo Adapter for HEQ5 / AZ5 Tripod

Astro Essentials 3/8" Photo Adapter for HEQ5 / AZ5 Tripod

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About this product

Model:  ae_tripod_adptr_heq5_3-8

Enables EQ5, AZ5 and HEQ5 tripods to accept 3/8" fitting accessories. 

Suitable for use with Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, SAM, AZ Pronto, AZ5 Deluxe and AZ GTi Alt-Az mounts and any other 3/8" fitting accessory. 

This will not fit older tripods with the welded Azimuth pin as this is to wide to fit correctly. Some customers have been able to file this adapter to make it work but it's a lot of work so we don't recommend it!

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Just the job
13 May 2023  | 

Was concerned about possibly having to file the North (cast) pin but ordered anyway and fitted it fitted straight onto my EQ5 tripod with no problems 👍

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A really great adapter piece
12 May 2023  | 

I acquired a Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi to have a go at astrophotography and found that there was need for a special adapter to allow use of an EQ5 mount. Internet references said that the "Puck" needs to be modified where the tripod's Head Locating Pin will engage so was expecting to have to modify this one offered by F.L.O. I was very pleasantly surprised to have the adapter arrive so quickly, and even more so to find it fitted perfectly with no modifications needed.
On fitting the SAM Mini WI-Fi mount I found that that it was not quite aligned to the North position on the tripod. I found there are two adjustment screws/ slots on the camera head to allow a few degrees of rotation on the camera head on the "Puck" but due to the offset screw holes in the "Puck" there is not enough rotation available to point to the N position. A minor issue which is resolved by rotating the mount, but may be a bigger issue if being fitted to a fixed pedestal.

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Photo adapter
01 May 2023  | 

It fits both HEQ5 and AZEQ5 tripods that I have. I used this adapter to use both of my tripods for AM5 mount

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Great Product
11 April 2023  | 

What a great item. Fits the Astro Essentials Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod item really well, also fits perfectly on my Bresser tripod that normally has my EXOS-1 mounted to.

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Astro Essentials3/8 to HEQ5 adapter
18 February 2023  | 

Delvery time good despite being out of stock when ordered. Adapter top quality, fits perfectly.

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Tripod photo adapter
29 January 2023  | 

Strong enough to handle a Skymax 127 AZ Virtuoso GTI.

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23 January 2023  | 

The title says it all. It is well made and absolutely needed no modification to fit. Of course excellent service from FLO.

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Fits straight out of the box on the EQM35 tripod
22 December 2022  | 

I have a Skwatcher EQM35Pro mount and recently purchased an AZ-GTi mount for quick setup and portability. Not wanting to buy yet more 3/8" tripods I looked for an adaptor. From reading online reviews, it seems that the more expensive Berlebach adaptor does not fit over the N pole lug on Skywatcher steel tripods without the need for modification. I ordered this adaptor in the hope that it would work without having to file out the slot. I was very pleased to find that it fitted straight out of the box. I now have a sturdy tripod for use with the AZ-GTi mount.

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Works perfectly with a Vixen GP 2" legged tripod
01 June 2022  | 

Just received this adapter from FLO and it works perfectly with my Explore Scientific PMC8 tripod mount aka Vixen GP 2" tripod. Now have a nice stable base for my Skywatcher AZ-GTi mount using the extension pillar too. Highly recommended at a very competitive price compared to the other branded equivalents on the market. The whole adapter/chuck is a solid and weighty element - just what you need to create as stable a base as possible.

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Photo adapter heq5/3/8" az mount
06 May 2022  | 

Recommended works well, a little bit expensive, but thats what you get with anything marked ASTRO on the box

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