More about TeleVue Telescope Tripods
Available Televue Tri-pod models include the following:
Tele Vue Tele-Pod
A complete, lightweight telescope mount featuring smooth alt-azimuth motions and optional Sky Tour object locating capability. Perfect for our smaller, travel-easy refractors. Telescope height ranges from 28 to 62 inches. Aluminum tripod legs are 2-section, black anodized and foam covered. Retractable rubber-tipped foot pads reveal metal ground spikes. A quick release knob removes the head from the center column.
The head and tripod are offered separately as well. The self contained head is Sky Tour ready and can be used on any camera tripod with either a 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 stud. It is the most portable DSC mount head available. We highly recommend the Televue Eyepiece Caddy Set accessory since the Tele-Pod Mount and standard camera tripods do not have accessory trays.
Our longer, heavier 4 inch telescopes are best matched to the rock-solid Gibraltar mount. The larger bearing surfaces and thicker wood legs best handle the loads, especially for high power viewing. The Gibraltar tripods are finely crafted and American made in a choice of solid ash or walnut wood for beauty and quick vibration dampening. Leg extensions raise the tripod height to 5 feet, still ideally sized for use with our TeleVue Air Chair Observer's Stool / Rotating Pneumatic Seat. An accessory tray ties the legs together for rigidity.
While the Tele-Pod represents the most travel friendly mount for our smaller telescopes, for more rigidity under heavier loads, we took the Tele-Pod head and adapted it to our fine Panoramic wooden tripod. Since the Sky Tour encoder attachment points are within the head itself, for the first time, the Panoramic mount is Sky Tour capable. The Panoramic Mount is available in solid ash or beautiful walnut wood with brass fittings. It places the scope from approximately 3 to 5 feet high. Metal ground spikes with rubber tips are provided. A central tray adds rigidity and a convenient platform for accessories.
All Televue Tripods can be purchased separately from mounts. OpticsPlanet, Inc offers a full line of original TeleVue Tripods with full manufacturer's warranty and Free Shipping on orders over $29.95!