Overheard: extending telescope tripod legs

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2012
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

(Overheard as students are setting up telescopes on tripods in astronomy lab.)

Instructor: (Noticing students kneeling on the ground, looking through the telescope on a tripod with unextended legs.) "You'll probably be more comfortable if you extend the legs on the tripod."

Student: (Watching as instructor picks up tripod to extend legs.) "I didn't know it could do that--I've never used a tripod before in my life!"

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