TeleVue Gibraltar HD5 Mount
A high quality pairing of the remarkably sturdy and solidly built Gibraltar HD tripod with a notably larger and heavier alt-az head designed for use with 5" scopes, the Gibraltr HD5 is as high quality as any of it's kind. With a head a full inch wider than the original tele-pod version, larger bearings, and cradle holes designed to mesh with the Tele Vue Np127 baseplate and any other Tele Vue scopes, it can be said to be an all around upscaled design from the HD4. Of course, with the large bearing surfaces and thick wood legs of the Gibraltar HD Tripod, the increased weight of a larger and heavier head is a non-issue; the load is handled ideally, distributed through the strongly built tripod. The leg extensions raise the altitude axis to 5 feet, remaining idealy sized for use with the Tele Vue Air-Chair observing stool. Furthermore, if you look closely at the legs you'll note scales; perfect for ensuring that you can repeatedly set it to the same desired height. The wooden accessory tray in the middle ties the legs together, adding another layer of stability and reinforcement to the tripod, and the built in pier allows for easy high altitude viewing. Finally, there is a bubble-level integrated into the tripod base- in conjunction with the rubber tipped metal ground spikes, these features grant an added level of stability when mounted on soft ground. The Gibraltar HD5 accepts all accessories, including Sky tour.
TeleVue Gibralter HD5 Mount Features!
- Solid Wooden Construction
- Built in Pier
- For use with 5" scopes
- Accepts all accessories
- Metal Ground Spikes w/ Rubber tips ensure stability in soft ground
- Altitude axis of 5 feet
- Hyper Stable
Manufacturer Product Number: G5M-5014