"I have the 1200GTO on a Losmandy tripod because
I like the ability to easily set up on very uneven terrain, as you can see from the photo.
I have 2 main scopes, a Celestron C14 (pictured with a 4" refractor on top) and an Astro-Physics 6" (photo with me in the back yard).

The 1200GTO is attached to the tripod using a special adapter plate I had machined locally. Last year, I took both scopes, the mount and tripod, to New Mexico and Arizona for six weeks.

I stayed at 4 different astronomy inns, and took lots of pictures with my CCD camera. There is no other mount that will do what the 1200GTO does while remaining portable and relatively affordable."

David Lakey
North Carolina

My astronomy web page is