Skylight mountings & tripods

Skylight hardwood tripods

Suitable for uses ranging from their intended use as Astronomical mountings, but also perfect for lighting stands or other bespoke furniture, Skylight tripods are as unique as the telescopes they are designed to support.  Thanks to their fixed height design and wide leg size, they have a high lifting capacity while still remaining graceful & elegant.  Prices start from £625 (without the swing head).


They are directly modeled upon the late 19th, early 20th century mahogany & oak tripods favoured by English instrument makers.  Skylight Victorian style, fixed height tripods are available with & without the USA-made TeleVue swing head and can be supplied for both short telescopes like my Skylight 102ED and taller tripods better suited to long refractors like my Skylight AR101.15.  Custom designs can be supplied to suit your favourite refractor or mounting.  For all projects a specified height can be requested if required.

Oak (medium height): Tripod-Oiled oak-1 Oiled oak-2 copy

Oak (full height): AR101-6 AR101-5 copy


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  • Handmade tripod & made in USA TeleVue Gibraltar 5 mount: £1150.00
  • Handmade tripod & made in USA TeleVue Telepod): £995.00
  • Handmade tripod only (excluding TeleVue mount): £625*
    *Discounts available for orders of 3 or more (larger discounts available for larger numbers), please contact for further information.

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