We've been spending time in Brussels with our friend David, and something showed up in the mail today! An Omegon Pro Carbon-Fiber tripod!
Remember when we teamed up with Omegon back in Munich? They noticed how we've been hauling heavy duty telescope equipment across the continent, and offered to donate a smaller tripod to the cause!
It's made of carbon fiber, lightweight at only 1.3 kg. The tripod legs are a series of four twist locks, which are easily deployed in a couple of seconds. Fully extended, the tripod stands 1.5 meters tall! It's the perfect piece of hardware for a tour, and it's already giving me new ideas for more astronomy related travel.
Sidewalk astronomers need lightweight equipment to make their treks across the city. I can't wait to get this guy deployed on the next clear night. We will probably see it in action once we reach Antwerp.