The Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod is designed for use with cameras, binoculars, small telescopes or spotting scopes. It is lightweight (1.5KG) and compact, yet it can hold up to almost 4KG of equipment. The aluminium legs of the TrailSeeker Tripod are fully adjustable, not just in length, but in their angle as well. With the centre column fully extended, the maximum height achieved is 180cm (147cm with the column down).
Each leg is made up of four sections that can be shortened or lengthened with the flip of a simple lever lock. This makes it easy to make the tripod a little taller or a little shorter as your terrain or needs change. 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 centre 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. When the hook is not needed, it retracts up into the centre column to stay neatly out of the way. 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 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.