Developed originally for the Avalon range of mounts, the Baader T-POD tripod offers a perfect combination of good design and functionality. The low weight and the small packing size, combined with the high torsional rigidity and load capacity, makes it the perfect companion for travelling observers and astrophotographers. The tripod can accommodate an impressive 100kg of payload.
The T-Pod features double clamps on the tripods legs which is a great improvement compared to the simple single-clamping devices found on many standard tripods. The built-in spreader system allows the tripod to be opened quickly and easily with no loose parts while the double leg locks and included bubble level make it easy to level the tripod and securely lock it in place. The base of the legs can be fitted with ground spikes for soft ground, or rubber tips for hard surfaces. The tripods are equipped with a convenient handle for easy transport. Tests and comparisons by Baader and their customers showed that the T-Pod’s rigidity is equal to that of the Baader Hardwood Tripod.
The top plate of the black Baader T-POD tripods is modified by Avalon so that all mount flanges can also be mounted directly on the black T-POD tripods. The range of available Baader tripod adapter flanges for mounts ranges from pin flanges for Zeiss IB and Telementor mounts to our NexStar tripod adapter flange for all Celestron SE and EVO telescopes. It is also possible to adapt mounts by Sky-Watcher / Orion, EQ6 / Atlas and AZEQ6 / Atlas Pro AZEQ-G, Celestron CGEM, Losmandy G11, Takahashi EM200 and Vixen SXV / SXD / SXP / SXD2 and other mounts (please contact us). The T-Pod also fits the 10Micron GM1000 and BM100 Leonardo Binocular mount (75-110cm).
The tripod is available in 75cm-110cm and 95cm-130cm heights. T-POD tripods are constructed from anodised aluminium and stainless steel which guarantees a long life. A suitable carrying bag is included.