I mentioned I purchased a Lunt telescope and the next thing I wanted to get with a tripod. My long term plan was to get a equatorial mount but I thought the tripod would be fine to get started. Also, I just use a full-sized tripod for photography.
I decided to go with the Orion Tritech II Field Tripods with Fluid Pan Head. I didn’t do a lot of research since it was just a tripod and so far have had good experiences with Orion equipment.
The tripod arrived in a couple of days and setup was straightforward. The Lunt LS50THA was fairly stable. The controls on the tripod were all the standard ones. My first impression was it met my goals.