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 have an intuitive up-down and left-right motion. Altazimuth mounts are best suited for low to mid-power applications, and are ideal for grab and go use with smaller telescopes.
GoTo altazimuth mounts are a particularly good choice for use with Solar telescopes because they are easy to align in the daylight.