Mounts and Tripods

Equatorial Mounts

April 7, 2017 starjunkie 0

Equatorial mounts are designed to compensate for the rotation of Earth, by matching Earth’s axis of rotation with its own rotation  parallel to that axis (Right Ascension), as well as a perpendicular axis to that […]

Mounts and Tripods

Alt-Azimuth Mounts

April 8, 2017 starjunkie 0

Providing smooth altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) motion, altazimuth mounts are ideal for smaller telescopes and casual observing sessions. They are also preferred for terrestrial observing with spotting scopes and refractor telescopes.  Altazimuth telescope mounts […]

Mounts and Tripods

Photographic Tripods

April 8, 2017 starjunkie 0

Photographic field tripods ensure stability and prevent unwanted movement of cameras, spotting scopes, some small telescopes, and many binoculars.  Many vendors offer a selection of sturdy yet portable field tripods which provide wonderfully smooth motion.

Mounts and Tripods

Goto Mounts

April 8, 2017 starjunkie 0

Computerized GoTo technology now enables telescope users to pinpoint thousands of celestial objects with the push of a few buttons on a keypad. GoTo telescope mounts make finding even the most elusive and faint deep […]