Explore Scientific Twilight I Altazimuth Mount with Tripod

Explore Scientific Twilight I Altazimuth Mount with Tripod

Explore Scientific Twilight I Altazimuth Mount with Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 15 lb
  • Max Height: 55.5"
  • Min Height: 38.5"
  • Folded Length: 42"
  • Weight: 16.7 lb
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
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The Twilight I Altazimuth Mount with Tripod from Explore Scientific is designed to hold a small to medium sized refractor, or a lightweight Newtonian up to 15 lb. It extends from 38.5" to 55.5" high, weighs 16.7 lb, and folds down to 42" for transport.

The mount is made of powder-coated aluminum, with worm gears on both axes, and a Vixen-style dovetail saddle. The head can be tilted back-to-front to a 45° angle, and can also be set to point straight up for viewing at the zenith.

Large knobs on the vertical and horizontal slow-motion control cables make adjustments easy, even with gloves on. An included wrench for adjusting the mount is easily stored in the fork arm, and held in place with a magnet.

The tripod is chrome-plated steel, has a 42" footprint, and individually adjustable legs that are secured via thumbscrews. For further strength and vibration reduction, a spreader bar locks against the inside of the legs.

UPC: 812257010622
In the Box
Explore Scientific Twilight I Altazimuth Mount with Tripod
  • Mount
  • Tripod
  • Wrench
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Load Capacity 15 lb (6.8 kg)
    Maximum Height Highest Point with Mount: 55.5" (141 cm)
    Center of Mounting Bracket: 53" (135 cm)
    Highest Point without Mount: 42" (107 cm)
    Minimum Height Legs Retracted With Mount:
    Highest Point: 38.5" (98 cm) Center of Mounting Bracket: 36" (91 cm)

    Legs Retracted without Mount: 25" (64 cm)
    Leg Sections 3
    Folded Length Without Mount: 29.5" (75 cm)
    With Mount: 42" (107 cm)
    Mount Type Vixen-style
    Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
    Dimensions Head: 14 x 7 x 4" (36 x 18 x 10 cm)
    Footprint: 42" (107 cm)
    Weight Tripod: 11 lb (5 kg)
    Mount: 6.6 lb (3 kg)
    Total: 16.7 lb (7.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 47.5 x 11.5 x 8.5"

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