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Horizon 8115 Tripod


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Thanks Brian,

I can't work out where the 3/8" thread is though! I took off the head with the two hex bolts that attach from underneath, then unscrewed the azimuth tensioner. The thread under that seems to be much tighter (more tpi) than a standard 3/8" tripod fitting. What am I missing ?

Cheers

Andrew

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The Horizon has only a 1/4 thread fitting. To fit a head with a 3/8 fitting you'll need one of the 1/4 to 3/8 adaptors. They just screw into the head and change it to a 1/4 fitting.

Search on eBay (or elsewhere) for:

1/4" to 3/8" Tripod Adaptor

Took a quick look on eBay and the adaptor is £1.99 delivered.

John

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No you have to remove the existing head first. It's only screwed on so just grab a hold of it and the top of the tripod and twist the head until it starts to unscrew. Tighten the "Az" clamp first though.

Here's a photo of the head when removed to clarify exactly where the head and tripod separate.

John

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Okay - got it! Thanks. I tried that before but obviously didn't use enoguh beef!

It's actually a pretty decent tripod - I am considering putting it under a Alt-Az mount for observing with my ED120. It seems stable enough if you don't extend it fully. What do you reckon?

Cheers

Andrew

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Yes they tighten down the head pretty well and it can take some force to shift it.

It's not a bad tripod really for the money, but I'm not sure how well it would support an ED120. You might need a more substantial tripod such as Manfroto 475 for example.

John

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