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Alt-Azimuth

Virtual counterweight for AZ3 mounts

Posted by Malcolm Bird 03/05/2016 12:00AM

Virtual counterweight for AZ3 mounts

The Vixen AZ mounts, Celestron brand labeled versions, and the Chinese knockoff AZ3 mounts are out there by the thousands and they all have the same problem...

T-Rex Alt-Azimuth Mount

Posted by Chris Thomasel 09/04/2011 09:03PM

T-Rex Alt-Azimuth Mount

A matter of trust

Nexstar 6SE GOTO mount

Posted by Malcolm Bird 12/20/2010 12:00AM

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

iOptron GPS Cube GOTO mount

Posted by Malcolm Bird 02/22/2010 12:00AM

Perfect mount or mounting frustration?

A super alt -azimuth

Posted by richard wong 11/10/2009 12:00AM

A super alt -azimuth

A friend of mine has built the mother of all alt-azimuth mounts.

The Super Polaris Mount in Alt-Az Configuration

Posted by Greg Nowell 05/20/2009 12:00AM

The Super Polaris Mount in Alt-Az Configuration

The Vixen/Celestron Super Polaris Mount can give modern alt-az mounts a run for the money

Just Enjoying The Sky.

Posted by Howard Lazarus 04/10/2008 12:00AM

A no hassel setup.

Vixen's Skypod Alt/Az Mount

Posted by Stephen Couture 08/29/2007 12:00AM

Vixen's Skypod Alt/Az Mount

Are you looking for a tracking Alt/Az mount with a GoTo feature?

The Takahashi Teegul Alt-azimuth Mount is also a RA/Dec mount!

Posted by Jim Buchanan 06/16/2007 12:00AM

The Takahashi Teegul Alt-azimuth Mount is also a RA/Dec mount!

The precision and build of the Teegul mount are typical Takahashi, yet we astronomers have still found a way to make it better. I have come up with one more way to increase its usefulness.

Discmounts DM-6: Über-altaz

Posted by Eric Gage 02/27/2007 06:24PM

Discmounts DM-6:  Über-altaz

The DM-6 has a reputation as the ultimate alt-azimuth mount. Is it?

Vixen Porta Alt-Azimuth Mount

Posted by Joplin Motisher-Chittenden 12/22/2006 12:00AM

A Mount That Lives Up To It's Name

EZTouch Alt-Az Mount and Tripod - It doesn't get any EZier

Posted by Timm Bottoni 09/15/2006 12:00AM

EZTouch Alt-Az Mount and Tripod - It doesn't get any EZier

If you never seem to get outside to observer any more because you just never seem to have the time, the EZTouch mount and tripod, may be the answer.

William Optics EZTouch: Next in a series of ultimates?

Posted by Eric Gage 07/19/2006 12:00AM

William Optics EZTouch:  Next in a series of ultimates?

Having already written a review praising another mount as the perfect alt-az for the PST, will the author be forced to admit this one is..um....more perfect?

A new contender on the Alt-Az block!

Posted by Morris Bagnall 04/23/2006 12:00AM

A new contender on the Alt-Az block!

So you hear about a new mount; then you hear one of the only ones shipped out has been sent back. Do you still go out and buy one? I did!!

TeleVue Panoramic Mount

Posted by Eric Gage 03/23/2006 12:00AM

TeleVue Panoramic Mount

Despite the fact that "aperture wins", an astonishing number of amateur astronomers have turned to the 80mm refractor. These small scopes seem to deliver the perfect mixture of portability and performance. How will you mount yours?