Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head

BH #CETPTFP • MFR #82050
Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 9 lb
  • Max Height: 70.5"
  • Min Height: 18.9"
  • Leg Sections: 4
The TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head from Celestron is a 4-section aluminum tripod with a two-way fluid pan/tilt head. It extends from a minimum working height of 18.9" to a maximum of 70.5". Weighing 3.9 lb, the tripod can hold up to 9 lb, whether that be a spotting scope, binocular, camera, small telescope, or other equipment.
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Celestron Trailseeker Overview

The TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head from Celestron is a 4-section aluminum tripod with a two-way fluid pan/tilt head. It extends from a minimum working height of 18.9" to a maximum of 70.5". Weighing 3.9 lb, the tripod can hold up to 9 lb, whether that be a spotting scope, binocular, camera, small telescope, or other equipment.

The legs can be independently set to three different angles for shooting on an uneven surface. Flip locks allow you to adjust the height of each leg, and a foam grip on two of the legs adds comfort when carrying the tripod, especially in extreme temperatures. The Center column has a ballast hook for adding a counterweight, which will lower the center of gravity, adding stability to the tripod.

The tripod features a 2-way pan/tilt fluid head with one large knob that both controls the tension and locks the head in place. A quick-release plate with a 1/4"-20 threaded stud makes attaching and detaching your equipment quick and easy. Bubble levels help ensure that your camera will be level to the horizon.

Included with the TrailSeeker is a case and shoulder strap to protect your tripod and make transport easier.

UPC: 050234820509

Celestron Trailseeker Specs

General
Load Capacity9 lb / 4.1 kg
Maximum Working Height70.5" / 179.1 cm
Max Height without Center Column58" / 147.3 cm
MaterialsAluminum (Legs)
Weight3.9 lb / 1.8 kg
Head
Head TypePan & Tilt Head
Quick ReleaseYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesBallast Hook
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.2 x 5.2 x 4.7"

Celestron Trailseeker Reviews

Great Tripod

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

The tripod is a great piece of equipment that is well constructed. It is light in weight and supports my binoculars very well. I am satisfied with this tripod.

It works but the fluid head can’t hold a spotting scope or a camera from tilting down.

By khyle
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-17

If you want to take a pic or video without having to hold it with your hands on the tripod it will not work if you want to take things that require some vertical alignment. Thus causing you to have to hold the pan and sending shaking.

My Review: Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head

By khyle
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-20

It works easy to breakdown and transport The fluid pan head doesn't completely lock my celestron ultima 100 into place at an angle (might be cause it's too heavy or just not strong enough lock mechanism) The fast release sometimes worries me as with a few shaking movements of my Cestron ultima 100 it can come out of place and off. (However only falls out of lock if I slightly twist and shake the spotting scope and tilt it up and down with hands thus pulling it off. Hasn't fallen out by itself.

Good companion

By Jarene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

This tripod perfectly supports my new spotting scope. It is lightweight but strong.

Very solid but has some design issues

By Todd
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-15

I’m pretty happy with the performance over all , but a few tweaks would make it much better at very little added cost if any. First and foremost the handle is in the way. What’s even more perplexing is that it’s immovable and not removable so even in a pinch you can’t get it out of your way. What do I mean by in the way? You almost have to rest your chin on it to access to the eyepiece of Celestron binoculars. often you could get a better view if only the handle weren't there. The Celestron xyz phone mount pushes the phone all the way against the handle causing the camera to be crooked when lined up with the eyepiece. Also the tripod moves the scope when you tighten the knob, forcing me to place the object out of view and then try to guess how far out of view I need to be so that I end up on the subject once it’s tight. There is no fine adjustment after it’s tight either, you have to loosen it and start all over every time the moon moves, which is literally once per minute. I LOVE the binoculars and the xyz phone mount but I wouldn’t recommend this tripod. Sorry guys !

Perfect pair

By Clay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-19

I bought the tripod to go with a pair of Celestron Skymaster DX 8X56 binoculars. What a perfect pair. They operate smoothly together with a sturdy balance,perfect height adjustments, it's lightweight makes it easy to move around.Perfect for that on the go tripod. I love its carrying bag. Looking at planets, stars has never been so steady. I am sure that this tripod would act the same with any style, brand of binoculars.

Just what I needed

By Gene
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-25

Got tripod for my Celestron telescope. It works great.

hard to adjust and eventually fell apart

By Elizabeth
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-03

For a long time we were frustrated that we would adjust our scope while using this tripod, the position of the scope would shift as we let go, immediately after locking the position. Eventually we realized that the part of the head that can rotate 360 in the horizontal plane is not tight. So while we were adjusting the scope by the normal mechanism, the whole head was *also* rocking at a point where it isn't supposed to adjust. Eventually the head came apart entirely at this loose joint. There doesn't seem to be anything holding it together except for a not-sticky-enough sticky substance.

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