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Bubble Level Kit for Meade 883/884 Tripods

I had a Meade 883 tripod for my ETX-90EC. Some how my GOTO is not as good as it should. Then one day I purchase several buble levels and I put them on the top of the 883 tripod and I was shock. The built-in bubble level on the 883 tripod was cause my problem. When I level the tripod according to the built-in bubble level, the top is actually NOT leveled.

Bad Leveling causes bad GOTO

If the tripod is not properly leveled, the azimuth movement with not be level, the altitude movement will not be plumb. And you wondered why your alignment and GOTO are not accurate. Most of the bad alignment and GOTO are caused by improperly leveled tripods. The built in bubble level on the Meade 883 tripod actually causes it.

While the built-in bubble level indicates LEVEL, the tripod platform is actually NOT level

The bubble in the right picture may be difficult to see, the bubble is at the 11 o'clock position with the built in level centered

You should be leveling the platform, not the the built-in bubble level indicator.

Meade 883 deluxe field tripod

Meade 884 deluxe field tripod

The bubble level kit is perfect for ALL Meade tripods. The built-in bubble level in the 883 tripod is useless and the 884 does not come with a bubble level. This bubble level kit consists of 1 circular (1 3/8") bubble level and 2 straight (1 inch) bubble levels .

"Why do I need the two straight bubble levels? ", you may ask. The two straight bubble levels help you to level the tripod faster and more precisely. The proper way to level the tripod is to adjust only two of the three legs. You level the tripod front to back and level the tripod left to right. One of the tripod leg does not need be be changed. The two straight bubble level tells you which leg to adjust. The little trick of using the two straight bubble level is: the side the bubble stay is the side that should be lowered. It is easier to shorten the leg than to lengthen it because of the weight of the tripod. There is little confusion on which leg to adjust, you adjust the NORTH leg for front to back leveling, and adjust either the East OR West leg for left and right leveling. If your tripod is leveled front to back and left to right, the circular bubble level would also be centered.

You may also use the two straight bubble level to level the telescope fork arm in the Polar position, the telescope optical tube assembly in the Alt/Az position.

If your star alignment or GOTO is less then perfect, this bubble level kit will give you a very portable tool to improvement your alignment and GOTO accuracy.

Sensitivity of the round bubble levels:
0.1394 in./ft or 40 min./0.1"

Sensitivity of the buble level vial
0.1569 in./ft or 45 min./0.1"

There is at least 1/64" observable movement of the bubble in the round bubble level and the yellow vial bubble level when I place a sheet of copier paper under one edge and then remove the sheet of paper.

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