The best spotting scope tripods in 2024

Choosing the best tripod for one of the best spotting scopes takes work. It can be tempting to go for something lightweight and/or affordable, but before you go for mobility, above all else think about stability. It may seem like a necessary evil for using a spotting scope, but only a good tripod can help your observations stand up to the wind when you’re out birding, terrestrial viewing, or studying the night sky. 

Jamie Carter
Jamie Carter

Jamie is the editor of, and travels the world watching every eclipse he can and photographing the night skies. He’s our go-expert on optics such as spotting scopes and solar binoculars.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.