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

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

  (17 Reviews)
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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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Elevated View
13 April 2024  | 

With this accessory I have been able to attach my Seestar S50 to my old EQ5 mount. This means the Seestar is elevated for a higher aspect and also is at a height for more comfortable use.

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Astro Essentials 3/8" Photo Adapter for HEQ5 / AZ5 Tripod
01 February 2024  | 

Well engineered piece of kit, that fits well on my heq5. Well worth the money.

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overall, very positive experience
16 December 2023  | 

Received today, well packaged and as described. I was very impressed with the quality given the low price

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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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