Mounts

A telescope or binocular mount is the basic foundation upon which your optics rest. A solid mount is required in order to achieve crisp images at high magnification. While most entry and intermediate level telescopes are sold as complete systems that include a mount, a la carte purchasing of telescope mounts and optics tends to be the norm where premium level optics are concerned. This is especially true in the field of more advance astrophotography.

  • Altazimuth Mounts

    Altazimuth Mounts

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    Altazimuth telescope mounts are useful for both terrestrial and astronomical observing due to their intuitive up-down and left-right motion.

  • German Equatorial Mounts - Go To

    German Equatorial Mounts - Go To

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    German equatorial mounts or GEMs track an object using constant speed movement on one axis that is oriented parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation.

  • German Equatorial Mounts - Manual

    German Equatorial Mounts - Manual

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    A manual German equatorial mount is one without "go to" capabilities provided by an on board computer and motors to drive the mount to a desired object.

  • Binocular Mounts

    Binocular Mounts

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    Binocular mounts allow the use of heavier and more powerful binoculars, allowing you to enjoy tremendous wide field views.

  • Counterweights

    Counterweights

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    Telescope mounts often require additional counterweights when imaging accessories or a larger optical tube are attached.

  • Polar Axis Finder Scopes

    Polar Axis Finder Scopes

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    Polar axis finders are an option for many German equatorial mounts that enable you to quickly achieve a precise polar alignment.

  • Saddles and Side by Side Systems

    Saddles and Side by Side Systems

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    Saddles and side by side systems are mount upgrades that offer alternative ways to attach one or more telescopes to a mount.

  • Tripods and Piers

    Tripods and Piers

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    These tripods and piers are sold separately as upgrades to the basic units supplied with their respective mounts.

  • Other Mount Accessories

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    Cables, GPS receivers and various other accessories and upgrades for telescope and binocular mounts.

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