Step 11: (8) Mount it on a photographic tripod

Picture of (8) Mount it on a photographic tripod

There are two advantages from doing this: a) The photo-tripod is more simple and stable and b) I carry it most of the time in the car anyway for the camera.

The modification was simple. I used a piece of scrap aluminium plate and substituted the two screws of the dovetail base with new ones terminating on the plate.

The handle of my tripod helps me orient the scope with small movements. With a little practice one can regulate this fairly well even in large magnifications.