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TAL meets Skywatcher!


Chaz2b
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I bought earlier this year, a TAL refractor with wooden tripod. Now, I like wooden tripods, they are not cold to the touch, nice and quiet when adjusting them late at night and more stable than similarly sized Ali versions.

I also have the SW AZ-gti mount with extension tube. I decided to try to see if the tube extension would fit the tripod hub and it does! Very well!,  I just need a 3/8” 40mm length bolt with a 40/10mm steel washer to fit one to the other. I like the marriage, it will have my Tak 78 fs mounted to it.

Roll on some decent viewing.

chaz

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Haha- I just went the other way. My new Tal 100RS came without tripod but i was able to convince the seller to let me have the cup part off the top (he wanted to make a lamp from the tripod 🤦‍♂️) Bought a cheap surveyors tripod on ebay and very happy with the result :)

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10 minutes ago, markse68 said:

Haha- I just went the other way. My new Tal 100RS came without tripod but i was able to convince the seller to let me have the cup part off the top (he wanted to make a lamp from the tripod 🤦‍♂️) Bought a cheap surveyors tripod on ebay and very happy with the result :)

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I'd thought of doing the same for one of the EQ5's rather than the more wobbly Alu legs but haven't so far, might be easier to just get a pillar extension and use the tripod its on at lowest setting but again not done that either lol.

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