Kent Marts- Explore Scientific Customer Service
If you are standing with the tripod facing north, so the telescope eyepiece is at your belly button and the objective end of the telescope is pointing at at Polaris, the east is on your right, west is on your left.
Regarding the legs, the lower the legs the more solid the tripod. And that solid tripod will help reduce vibration, which will improve the photography.
Customer Service Manager
Gear: Anything in the store!