The Oberwerk 5000 Series tripod is the best value on the market for a heavy-duty tripod for binocular astronomy. Comparable to the much more expensive Manfrotto 475B tripod, it has a high load capacity (up to 24 lbs.) and even greater maximum height (7 feet!)- plenty of height to allow standing underneath a binocular when it is pointed up at the night sky. Tripod construction is black-anodized aluminum, with a total weight of 11 lbs. Also included is a padded carrying case.
This tripod is ideal for use with the Farpoint UBM parallelogram mount.
5000 Series Tripod
- Sturdy 3-section tubular aluminum legs with quick-flip locks
- Crank-up elevator column for easy height adjustments
- Maximum height: 84″
- Collapsed length: 36″
- Max. weight capacity: 24 lbs.
- Weight: 11 lbs.