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Do I need anti-vi­bra­tion pads for my tri­pod?

Sky at Night Magazine - - SCOPE DOCTOR -

en­joy­able A sturdy tri­pod is a pre­req­ui­site for ob­serv­ing and es­pe­cially astropho­tog­ra­phy. can cause But even the sim­ple ac­tion of fo­cus­ing sec­onds your tele­scope to vi­brate for sev­eral and spoil the view. op­er­a­tion An ex­cel­lent way of im­prov­ing the feet on of just about any tri­pod is to rest its damp­en­ing anti-vi­bra­tion pads as this can re­duce per cent. But down time by be­tween 50 and 70 ver­sions don’t be tempted to buy the cheap and de­signed for use with wash­ing ma­chines on a good tum­ble dry­ers; spend the ex­tra money use. set de­signed specif­i­cally for as­tro­nom­i­cal

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