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

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

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Out of stock due 10-15 working days

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!

Customer reviews

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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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Essential piece of kit
08 October 2020  | 

Allows me to put my SkyGuider Pro / RedCat 51 setup onto a really decent mount.

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A must have accesory.
02 October 2020  | 

Well made and a perfect fit on my mount which has a cast locating lug. Allows the use of the sturdy tripod for other set ups including using a 3/8 ball head and DSLR, really useful bit of kit.

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Great EQ5/HEQ5 Tripod to 3/8 Photo Mount adapter
20 May 2020  | 

This adapter is great! I have just used it to allow use of a 3/8 Manfrotto Video head on my EQ5/HEQ5 Tripod. I will use this set-up for my heavy APM Astro binoculars.
Now, the cast/welded Azimuth pin/peg on the tripod is too wide at its base to accommodate this adapter, as previous reviews noted. HOWEVER, you donít need to file anything. Just get the 16inch EQ5/HEQ5 Extension tube. This tube has a narrower metal azimuth pin/peg at the top which accommodates the adapter, no problem. The base of the extension tube fits over the cast/welded azimuth pin/peg on the tripod,no problem.
I now have a solid Bino tripod instead of a rickety photo tripod.
Job done.
Quick and efficient ordering and delivery from FLO -as always! 👍

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14 January 2019  | 

Does require a little filing before it fits properly


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