I have my tripod legs fully retracted, except to level the mount, and I need to stand on something to look through the EP of my 10 inch. I tried the "storage crates" that I keep my components in but broke one (they aren't built as well as milk crates) so I picked up a 2ft step ladder rated at 300lbs. I've had to stand on the very top of the step ladder once or twice, most of the time I have to stand on the second step. I'm about 5ft 10in so I'm not too short.
Don't forget to move the step ladder when you slew to a new target.
Name - Verne / Call sign - KF7UHL
Scopes - Orion Atlas 10 EQ-G GoTo / Orion 130ST on an AstroView Mount with RA Drive
EPs - Orion Plossl (10mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm), Tele Vue Plossl (32mm), Orion Stratus (5mm), 12.5mm Orion Illuminated, 7-21mm Orion Explorer II, set of Orion Q70's
Camera Adapters - Orion SteadyPix Deluxe, Both Orion Universals, Digi-Kit DK118
Camera - Canon 5D Mk II, Panasonic FZ35, Celestron NexImage
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