The Teleskopschiene or Telescope Rail from Swarovski is a secure and stable quick-release mounting platform for ATS/STS and STM/ATM spotting scopes.
The lower section of this unique mount can be attached to a tripod, while the uppermost section is designed to fit snugly to the spotting scope - the scope's foot attaches securely to the main part of the plate, while two rubber isolation mounts cradle the scope's housing. One shock mount is permanent, while the other can be switched out to accommodate the particular scope being mounted (angled/straight).
Once the two separate sections of the Teleskopscheine are fitted onto their respective devices, the top plate attached to the scope can be slid onto the lower plate - flipping the locking lever clamps the top and bottom plates together securely. The entire assembly can now be mounted to a tripod for viewing.
The Teleskopscheine greatly reduces setup time, and it provides an extremely stable three-point mount for the scope. Releasing the locking lever allows the scope to be slid forward or backward to achieve the greatest amount of stability - once the positioning is perfected, the locking lever can be reset to secure the scope in place.
The lower plate of Teleskopschiene is fitted with a removable quick-release plate that is compatible with Swarovski's FH101 fluid head - it can be removed and swapped out with most 1/4-20" QR plates or mounted directly to the tripod's head.