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  1. My star adventurer setup has looked like this since I got my star adventurer: The tripod I used was not stable enough and I felt like it was the reason of not being able to get good enough PA. I had to sit on the ground to look through the polar scope (not that fun to do on wet grass), and when I put the wedge and camera back on the tripod after doing PA, I suspect the tripod lean back a little messing up PA. I have just been to USA and Canada, where I bought a Manfrotto 055XPRO3 and a Manfrotto 496 RC2 ballhead. I certainly paid for it but I am very happy with my purchase. The tripod feels a lot more study and solid, and so does the ballhead. Because of the ballhead, I can also use the star adventurer without the wedge and counterweights. Overall very happy with the look of my setup, and I am very satisfied with my purchase. The tripod is so solid and stable that I can extend the legs when using it (not fully though, that would be stupid), and now I only have to sit on a knee to look through the polar scope. Clear skies! Victor Boesen
  2. ITEM NOW SOLD For sale a Manfrotto 405 Geared Head. Initially used this for a short while for grab & go with a small frac but it has been in its box unused for long enough for me to know it should be passed on. I bought this new earlier this year, and it is in excellent condition. Looking for 250 EUR - please note: price in euro - includes shipping to UK with signed for delivery, value insured and track & trace - will consider your serious offer, thanks. Please note: due to the weight of this (2.5 kg) the cost of shipping to the UK is 21.15 euro. Please take this into account when making an offer. PayPal without fees / fees paid please. Also offered elsewhere on NL classifieds site. I welcome any queries or comments. Thanks for your interest.
  3. I'm pondering investing in an Astrotrac based system, purely for photography and not for observing. I've found that Telescope Service sell an Astrotrac travel package that substitutes the Manfrotto tripod, geared head and ball head for a 'Triton' branded tripod, with a 3D head and a ball head: http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p3812_Astrotrac-travelset---complete-set-with-tripod-and-ball-head.html It's considerably cheaper than the Manfrotto equipped package (~£590 versus ~£900) - just wondered if anybody had tried the Triton gear? Searching the forums has shown a couple of positive reports from people with Triton branded gear, but not specifically the stuff in question. Many thanks.
  4. Hi, surplus to requirements I have a Manfrotto Ball Camera Leveller 438, details here: https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/ball-camera-leveller It has a 3/8" female thread for attaching to a tripod & a 1/4" male thread to allow a camera etc to be attached to it. I bought it for the purpose of attaching my iOptron SkyTracker to it giving far more finer levelling capabilities. I have only used it once in the 8 or so months I've owned it due to time constraints mainly but because I have now upgraded to an actual telescope I no longer require this item. It comes in all original packaging & is as good as new, see below. Price: £40.00 collected £45.00 posted - Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For (UK only: UK services cover the Highlands and Islands, Scilly Isles and the Isle of Man but not the Channel Islands) Sensible offers may be considered. Payment via PayPal or Bank Transfer prior to posting or cash if collecting in person, (finer details to be discussed via PM after sale agreed, as per forum rules) Any questions please post as replies to this thread, I'll try to answer as quickly as possible. Thanks
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