Re: Shortening the height of G11 tripod
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I had a similar delemma with my setup. When I got my AP1100 my setup wound up being to high. My setup includes a TEC-140, a 60 or 70mm guide scope on top plus the usual accumulation of accessories. What I did was acquire a Meade field tripod, not the Giant one. Measurement to the top of the tripod with feet retracted is 30.750". With the interface I made, measurement from the top of the tripod to the top of the AP adapter for the 1100 is an additional 2.750". So total is 33.500". Once everything is mounted I am at a comfortable height. No more step stools.
You should be able to pick up an older Mead field tripod for somewhere around $100.00.
From: jshutz@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 4:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Shortening the height of G11 tripod
I must be doing something wrong here, why is it each message or response is repeated constantly?
Anyway, Dean and Chris gave me some food for thought so I'll take a look at the measurements and go from there. At this point I'm not as committed to this idea, so I'll look into other options. Thank you.