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Mounts - Stellarvue Denali Tripod

Stellarvue Denali Tripod

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    Order now for delivery by September 15. Stellarvue has completed our in house wood shop and we are in the process of fabricating a new line of vibration-damping wood tripods. We use ApplePly®, the most exquisite and expensive plywood as the ultimate material for stability and beauty. Once the wooden parts are machined to size we apply three coats of marine spar varnish and teak oil to protect the wood from the elements. The tray is also made of 1/2" thick ApplePly.

    The Denali tripod is designed to work with the Stellarvue M002C mount head and column. The M002C needs the column so the telescope clears the tripod legs. Since we make these tripods here we can customize them to work with equatorial mounts that have the following attachment thread sizes: M10, M12, 3/8-16 and 5/8-11.

    The Denali tripod weighs about 16 pounds. It is made of States Industries ApplePly®, stainless steel, and anodized aluminum. Spring-loaded leg adjusters apply pressure with two knobs per leg. Simply loosen the knobs and extend the leg to the desired height. The tripod stands about 32" to 41" depending on how it is adjusted. Remember, the column and M002 mount adds about 13 1/2" to the center height. So when the telescope is pointed horizontally its center will be between 45.5" and 54.5" high.


    The Denali may also be used to mount small equatorial mount heads like The Celestron AVX, Vixen GP, Etc. Call us for more information.

    Pictured to the left if the Denali Tripod with the M002C mount head and MEC012 column. These three items combined make up the M002CW system and you save $78 when you buy all three together. For more information on this system visit our M002CW page.

    appleply-close-up.jpgABOUT APPLEPLY

    ApplePly® is premium quality, hardwood plywood. Valued for its virtually solid hardwood core and the attractive edge appearance of thin, uniform innerplies, ApplePly has won a following from architects and architectural woodworkers, furniture and fixture designers, case good manufacturers and professional and amateur woodworkers alike.

    ApplePly's attractive edge has been a featured design element in interior fit outs of major retailers including GAP, Nike, Body Shop and Children's Place. It has been selected for furniture design classes at The Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design and Appalachian State University, and found applications as diverse as drawer sides and telescopes.

    Many premier Dobsonians use ApplePly for its freedom from voids, beauty and durability.

    Combining dense hardwood with a rock solid design makes a big difference when comparing Stellarvue tripods to others. The concept is simple, no loose components. Instead of using spreader bars with a tray that is bolted to it (and wobbles), our tray is securely bolted directly to the legs using thick 6061-T6 aluminum fittings. It only takes a minute to screw the tray to the tripod legs as the knobs are held captive to the tray and easily thread into the fittings. By literally bolting the tray solidly to the legs there is no play or looseness. This results in a rock solid stability.

    There are three tripods being made at Stellarvue at the present time:

    1. The Denali: This is the tripod above and it is perfect for small to medium sized refractors under 130 mm.

    2. The K2: This is a heavy duty tripod that accepts the mounts we recommend include the Astro-Physics Mach 2, Paramount MYT and the Losmandy GM8 - G11.

    3. The Everest Are you starting to notice a theme here? The Everest is the larger version of the K2 and is well suited for larger Astro-Physics and Paramounts such as the MX+ SKU:TW-DENALIWidth:36.00 (in)Height:12.00 (in)Depth:12.00 (in)Shipping:Calculated at Checkout
    Expected ship date is 15th Oct 2019

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    Miscellaneous Shipping Information

    • We cannot ship to PO boxes.
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    Did your shipment arrive damaged or defective?

    Please report damaged or defective merchandise to us immediately by email phone. Photos of the items and the packaging would be greatly appreciated. This will speed up our resolution process. We strongly recommend at the time of delivery, if your notice any cartons that look dented, crushed or just not right, open them immediately and inspect the contents. If the contents appear to be damaged, please notate it on the delivery ticket, refuse that item only and contact us as soon as possible for instructions.

    Brands/Products that do NOT qualify for our 30 Day Return Policy:


    APM products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy.

    Custom Orders

    Additionally, items that are special ordered, customized, or engraved - cannot be returned or refunded under our 30 day return policy. 

    If your engraved item needs to be repaired within 30 days of purchase, please reach out to us and we will have the product repaired or replaced, re-engrave if necessary, and return it to you in new condition.

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