Telescope Mounts - Astronoscope

The mount is an integral part of any telescope system setup. It is a mechanical support for the optical tube assembly and is designed to allow accurate alignment of the instrument with a fixed object in space as the Earth rotates under the sky.

Mounts come in three main types Alt-Azimuth (AZ), Equatorial(EQ) and Dobsonian. Some are completely manual in operation while others come complete with computer controlled motor drives to allow for easy location of a particular celestial body or object.