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365Astronomy AZ5 Versatile Vari-angle Micro-Motion Alt-Azimuth Telescope Mount with Stainless Steel Tripod

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The AZ5 mount provides heavy-duty Alt-Azimuth telescope carrying capabilities up to about 8kg payload. There is no need for a counterweight as a the optical system is placed above the centre of the tripod in its original setup, however it is possible to change the position of the arm from full vertical into an angled position.

Fine movement is possible on both axes. This mount will easily handel lightweight tubes even on their own.

This mount is similar to the original Orion VersaGo III mount.
Vixen-compatible dovetail clamp holds the telescope's dovetail bar.

Head base can be replaced by the included photo compatible base (with 3/8" photo thread) to use it on top of a heavy-duty photographic tripod. In this case the max payload will also depend on the capabilities of the tripod, most likely less than the original payload of the complete system (less than 8kg).

NEW ! A further feature of the mount is the ability to add encoders to convert the mount into a Push-To system with the Astro Devices Twilight kit. In addition to this you will need to add either the Nexus II or Nexus DSC digital setting circles.


  • Alt-Azimuth Mounting Head with fine tuning (micro-movement)
  • Stainless Steel tripod
  • Mounting base with 3/8" photo thread

one main and one smaller safety thumbscrews to hold the dovetail bar
colour: white
diameter of base column: 90mm
diameter of base: 59mm (this part slides into the tripod's top)
depth/height of base: appr. 15mm
weight of the mounting head: 1.90 kg

min height without head: 635mm
min height with head: 910mm (at center of dovetail clamp when head is vertical)
max height without head: 1052mm
max height with head: 1327mm (at center of dovetail clamp when head is vertical)
weight of the tripod: 4.44 kg

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