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My astronomy project:
1: Used Manfrotto 144 tripod
When I use my Star Adventurer mount I use a very steady tripod to it. But this tripod is very long even when folded and I can't brought it when travel by flight. I have an alternative with very light setup but that one only works to wide angle lenses.
Now I bought an used tripod and that will be my project. To make it compact and light.
It's a Manfrotto Italy made tripod, model 144. I think it's very old, but it's very stable, exactly what I need. It has a bolt of 5/8" which make it more stable when I can direct connect to the Star Adventurer which has a 5/8" thread. The weight of it is about 2.4 kg.
There are spare parts to find even today:
I don't know what camera weight it's rated for, but must be more then 10 kg.
The big 5/8" threaded bolt.
The Stat Adventurer fits perfect on top of the Manfrotto tripod. Even if my earlier tripod was very stable this one is not far from that and it's much smaller.
I want this tripod to fit into my luggage when travel. A normal size inside a luggage is 0.5 meter. This tripod is 0.6 meter long when folded, have to do something about it.