Celestron TrailSeeker Fluid Pan Tripod
The Celestron Trailseeker Tripod is a perfect stable yet lightweight and easy to operate this piece of equipment. It is lightweight (3.94 lb.) and compact, yet it can hold up to almost 9 lbs of equipment.
Made of aluminium, the TrailSeeker Tripod legs are fully adjustable, not just in length, but in their angle as well. With the center column fully extended, the maximum height achieved is 70.5 inches (58 inches with the column down). The trailseeker is made up of four sections legs that can be adjusted with easy flip lever locks.
Each leg can also be set to three different angles. If the place you need to set up your tripod is not perfectly flat, the ability to adjust the angle of one or more legs makes all the difference.
The center column of the TrailSeeker tripod does more than just go up and down. The bottom end of the column holds a retractable balance hook. This simple device can make all the difference in the stability of your tripod. Just hang something heavy from the hook like a backpack and you’ll notice the difference, especially in windy conditions.
Two of the legs come with padded wraps, providing protection for your shoulder when carrying and making it a little more comfortable to make adjustments during cold weather. The legs also feature rubber feet to keep them from sliding on slick or wet surfaces.
The Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod is topped with a two-way fluid pan head. The single handle makes it easy to move the head around, and one oversized knob adjusts the tension and locks the head in place. A quick-release plate with a standard 1/4-20 thread mount makes it easy to attach a spotting scope, binocular, camera, or small telescope to the tripod. The plate snaps into place when inserted into the pan head.
Other features include bubble levels and a tripod carry case. The case is the perfect place to store your tripod when not in use and makes it easy to transport thanks to its shoulder strap design.