The Meade MAX Tripod is a giant machined aluminum tripod for 16" LX600 and MAX telescope models. The Meade MAX Tripod for 16" LX600 and MAX Telescopes can be transported or permanently installed. This Meade MAX Giant Machined Aluminum Tripod collapses down to a size that is easy to handle and will even fit in a single vehicle with the rest of your gear. Its design assures that despite its wide stance, it will not interfere with optical systems observing on the meridian. Best of all, this tripod sets up, knocks down, and adjusts without the need of tools.