If you purchase a tripod that uses an attachment bolt with a different thread size you can replace the base adapters on most* of our columns.
MEC 003 Adapter: Use this adapter to mount your column to our Denali tripod or to any heavy duty tripod using the standard 3/8-16 camera tripod thread.
MEC 010 Adapter: Use this adapter to mount to most import telescope mount tripods including Vixen tripods, the Celestron AVX/GP tripods and many others. Measure the diameter of the attachment bolt on the tripod. It should be slightly less than 10 mm indicating it is a metric M10 thread.
MEC 012 Adapter: Use this adapter to mount the column to larger import tripods that use a metric M12 bolt (such as the Celestron CGEM). Measure the diameter of the attachment bolt on the tripod. It should be slightly less than 12 mm indicating it is a metric M12 thread.
*SPECIAL NOTE ON FORMER MEC002 COLUMNS: Our original column used a 5/8" base adapter that was welded in place. Sorry, these older columns were not made for these adapters.
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