A Celestron tripod is the stable base upon which all Celestron optics sit. A telescope wouldn't be much use sitting on the ground; for that matter, neither would a spotting scope or a pair of astronomy binoculars. That's why Celestron also manufactures several lines of sturdy and reliable tripods, built for mounting your most used optics. Celestron tripods are built to keep your telescope above the ground and steady, minimizing wobble and shake caused by an unstable surface. You are, after all, magnifying objects that are light years away by hundreds of powers, so you want your Celestron telescope to be as steady and un-moving as possible. Keep your telescope firmly rooted to the Earth no matter how high your vision goes with a Celestron telescope tripod.