Astro Essentials 3/8'' Photo Adapter for AZ-EQ6, NEQ6 and EQ6-R Tripods

Astro Essentials 3/8" Photo Adapter for AZ-EQ6, NEQ6 and EQ6-R Tripods

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About this product

Model:  ae_tripod_adptr_eq6_3-8

Enables AZ-EQ6, NEQ6 and EQ6-R 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. 

Customer reviews

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Monday, 19 October 2020  | 

purchased adapter for my eq6 tripod/ioptron smart star cube mount, the tripod with the smart star is absolutely rubbish. The lock nut on the Azimuth post of the eq6 pod hinders the fit and the lock nut needs to be removed, a few turns of ptfe tape allowed the post to be refitted snuggly without the use of the locking nut.

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Works with the Star Adventurer Wedge
Tuesday, 4 August 2020  | 

Had to flair out the bottom of the cutout to accommodate the dowel locknut on my Skywatcher Eq6 - R mount so the adapter would sit flush on the base. Once I had done that the wedge fitted perfectly.

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Simple and Effective
Wednesday, 22 April 2020  | 

Does exactly what it is designed to do. I used mine to mount my Az Gti head on my spare EQ6 tripod that had been sat around for years. The tripod, while overkill for the mount head, totally transforms it and makes it more stable. The mount head is now defiinitely not top heavy and I use with confidence knowing something isn't going to topple over.

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Required to remove location stud on eq6 mount
Tuesday, 11 February 2020  | 

Got this item to fit on to an eq6 mount. However, my tripod's location stud has a locking nut which stopped the adapter from sitting flush (by about 3mm). Even removing the locking nut didn't work as the stud (by the way these are genuine parts) is too long to fit the cut out on the adapter. The only solution was to remove the location stud completely, which defeats the reason for the cut out to be there. - I can work with that without bothering to send it back.


Our adapter should clear this without a problem so it's possible the tolerance or type of locking nut is different on your tripod. We will check some here to be sure.


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