A heavy-duty tripod with 1.75" diameter stainless steel legs and a centre bolt connector with 3/8" tripod thread.
Offer much higher stability than the standard aluminium tripod supplied with Sky-Watcher's AZ5, AZ Pronto, AZ-GTi, & AZ-EQ Avant mount/telescope models.
The tripod extends from 83.5cm to 115cm. It can be used with Sky-Watcher's 21.5cm extension tube (code 20313).
|Average Rating (28 Reviews): |
17 March 2023 | Jon
I bought this tripod with mount extension to stick my star adventurer on. No more contortions to look through the polar scope. The tripod is solid and well made as is the extension. Should keep me going for a few years as I disappear further down the rabbit hole. Not had any clear skies yet.
18 February 2023 | Trevor
Perfect with my star adventurer
07 February 2023 | Peter
Great tripod supports the Am5 perfectly, great service from FLO.
An excellent base for the Ioptron Skyguider
07 January 2023 | James
This tripod provides the 3/8" UNC thread fixing (adaptable to 1/4" UNC with an extra accessory), required for the Ioptron Skyguider wedge (and others), supporting its system components and camera and lens/small telescope. Rock solid is an understatement, with tubular legs over 40mm in diameter that outclass the performance of most if not all amateur photo tripods, and at a fraction of the price of one that might. The two part legs fully extended provide a taller platform than tripods. Even fully retracted the 85cm height with legs splayed allows use of the built in Ioptron optical polarscope with less extreme contortions than usual in such systems, sighting Polaris at the steep angles resulting from UK latitudes. I am no weight lifter, but can lift and move the Skywatcher tripod, wedge, camera/wide angle lens and counterweight system with one hand and little discomfort. The only downside is that the tripod won't fold down to fit airline hand luggage requirements but it would be no problem with road transport to dark sky sites. Highly recommended.
29 August 2022 | Lee
I bought this tripod to upgrade my aluminium black star adventurer tripod I was using with my az gti mount. My word, very chunky thick legs and very substantial weight to it. My star adventurer tripod is dwarfed by it. I already had the extension pillar previously so now my 72ed on az gti mount in EQ mode is very solid and stable. Thoroughly recommend upgrading to this tripod.
19 August 2022 | Rachel
Arrived next day. A really sturdy tripod for any purpose, not too heavy. No instructions, found it a challenge to connect accessory tray and skywatcher az-wifi head even though they are compatible. All assembled in time to view Saturn at opposition that evening 😊
Using with celestron C6 seems very stable arrangement. Very happy with purchase.
Excellent tripod arrived perfectly to Australia
01 February 2022 | Rob
The tripod is exactly as described and high quality. I wanted to post a review to praise First Light Optics for always delivering quickly to Australia. This tripod went from the UK to the USA and then to Australia. I still received it in a week in perfect condition.
Regular customer of FLO on the other side of the World. Thanks again for a flawless product.
17 January 2022 | Peter
I bought this tripod to go with the Sky-Watcher AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Az mount. Initially I wanted to use the mount with my Manfrotto 055 tripod but it was clear this would not be suitable. I didn't feel comfortable sitting a telescope on top! So, onto a better tripod. The Sky-Watcher stainless steel tripod is like a fully grown tripod compared to the childlike Manfrotto. It exudes sturdiness without feeling too cumbersome. It's heavy but not overly so. As with all Sky-Watcher equipment I've had, the machining is well done with no signs corners have been cut during manufacturing. This tripod will likely last many years.
14 December 2021 | Tony
Rock solid heavyweight tripod. Very good value.
14 December 2021 | Jona
This tripod has it's weight but is probably indestructible. Extremely durable, it won't fall over no matter how hard you try. I needed some minutes to get how to attach my star adventurer. Probably not for going on hikes and taking it with you will not be the easiest thing.
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