Also I have enough to mount a 5" F/5 on it, but it remains to be seen if it is going to be able to carry that. The next larger 8" mount may be required to really carry the 5" mainly for clearance.
However the dovetail is compatable with a set of 7" rings and a crossbar that will mount the 5".
This would be very light for any photography of either type, but much easier to take out and set up quickly.
|Tripod with Nextstar head installed|
|Nextstar head on legs, with original Astromaster|
|The tripod and head set up|
|With the guidance pad.|
|This is a stock photo of the original Astromaster|