For my Meade ETX90, I originally purchased the tabletop tripod legs. As I was thinking about getting into astronomy as a serious hobby, I was thinking that a full tripod would be nice addition to my equipment. This was a situation were eBay is so helpful. I was able to find the Deluxe Field Tripod that was reasonably priced and won an auction.
The tripod was a great addition. The tripod has a tilt-plate which allows for a equatorial mounting.