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Software Bisque Helium Tripod

Software Bisque Helium Tripod for Paramount MYT or Paramount MX Robotic Mounts - HELIUM

  • Tripod or Pier Type: Telescope Tripod
  • Height Range: 24" - 40"
  • Payload Capacity: 200 lbs.
  • Pier or Leg Material: Aluminum
  • Choose either MYT or MX Adapter Plate
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iOptron Tall Tripod with 1.5" Legs for SkyGuide & ZEQ25/CEM25 Mounts
Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod - 82050
$109.95 $94.95
Celestron CGE Pro Tripod - Heavy Duty - 93488
Tele Vue Aluminum Tripod for Tele-Pod Mount
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Meade Standard Field Tripod
iOptron SmartStar Cube Dual AZ/EQ Tripod
iOptron Tripod with 1.5" Stainless Steel Legs for MiniTower Mounts
iOptron Field Tripod for SkyGuide, ZEQ25 & CEM25 Mounts with 1.5" Stainless Steel Legs
Losmandy LW Tripod - Legs Extended
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iOptron 2" Tripod for iEQ45 and CEM60 Mounts
iOptron Tripod with 1.5" Stainless Steel Legs for SkyGuider, ZEQ25, and CEM25 Mounts
iOptron 2" MiniTower Pro Tripod
iOptron 2" Stainless Steel Tripod for SkyGuider, ZEQ25, and CEM25 Mounts
iOptron Tripod for SmartEQ or SkyTracker Mount - 1.25" Legs
Meade Super Giant Field Tripod
Meade LX Series Giant Field Tripod
$649.00 $519.20
Losmandy Folding HD Tripod with Adjustable Legs and MAL Top
Losmandy Folding HD Tripod with Adjustable Legs
Celestron Heavy-Duty Alt-Az Tripod
$99.95 $88.95
Celestron Heavy-Duty Tripod for CPC1100 Telescope
$419.95 $395.00

Stellarvue Denali StableLock Tripod with Column & Alt-Az Mount Head - M002CW

  • Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Manual - No Electronics
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 25 pounds
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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Stellarvue Denali Tripod

When selecting a telescope mount it is important that you select a mount that has more than enough payload capacity to support your telescope and any accessories you plan on adding to your telescope. A general rule of thumb is to never exceed 80% of your telescope mount's payload capacity when visual observing and never exceed 60% of your mount's payload capacity when imaging.

There are two main telescope mount types, Equatorial mounts and Alt-Azimuth mounts. Equatorial mounts, including German Equatorial mounts, are great platforms for astro-imaging and visual observing. Alt-Azimuth mounts are great for easy, point and view visual observations. Each mount type comes in computerized and non-computerized configurations. Computerized mounts can easily find celestial objects for you, taking the guesswork out of observing. However, they can also be an added expense, which is something to consider when purchasing a mount.

A great mount can truly boost the celestial observing experience of any amateur astronomer. Be sure to reach out to one of our telescope experts if you would like further assistance in selecting the telescope mount parts and mount that best fits your observing needs.

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