Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount

Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount

Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount

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Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount

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  • Manual Alt-Az Mount
  • Tension-Adjustable Axes
  • 28-64.2" Adjustable-Height Tripod
  • 22 lb Maximum Payload Capacity
  • Anodized Aluminum Legs with Foam Covers
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Tele Vue TPM-2015 overview

  • 1Description

Tele Vue's Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount is a convenient, easy to use travel mount for telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) up to about 3" (76mm) for astronomical use and 3.3" (85mm) for terrestrial. The Tele-Pod combines the size, weight, and flexibility of a photo tripod with the smooth, balanced altitude/azimuth motions of a yoke-and-cradle mount head. Tension-adjustable axes provide smooth motion for finding and tracking subjects without the need to constantly work locking knobs. Its offset tilt axis avoids interference between head and tripod.

The included tripod features a 22 lb load capacity, 28-64.2" height range, anodized aluminum construction, and switchable 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 camera adapter. Each leg has three sections and stands on rubberized feet for better traction. The tops of the legs have foam covers for a more comfortable grip in cold and wet conditions. To lock the legs at different angle settings, use the latches located at the top joint of each leg. The height can be locked with a knob lock and the center post raises and lowers independent of the legs to fine-tune OTA and eyepiece height for each observer.

  • Tele-Pod Alt-Az Yoke Mount (Head Only)

    Tele Vue designed their Tele-Pod Alt-Az Yoke Mount for smooth and balanced tracking for optical tube assemblies (OTAs) up to 3" in aperture. It is configured as a dual-fork yoke mount that cradles your OTA at its center of balance for smooth pan/tilt motion with reduced vibrations and smooth-motion altitude and azimuth bearings with tension adjustments. A single control handle enables precise control without the associated vibrations that normally come with moving a mount by hand.

    The unique design allows for the OTA to move through an 85 to -10° altitude range from below the horizon (such as viewing from a hilltop) all the way close to the zenith. A scope-stop helps to prevent damage if the objective end "nosedives" down. The Tele-Pod is offered here as a mount head only and comes equipped with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting treads for easy attachment to most photo, video, field, or astronomical tripods. Mounting holes on the azimuth plate are pre-drilled for 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 bolts for attaching OTAs.

  • Tele-Pod Tripod

    The Tele-Pod Tripod from Tele Vue features a 22 lb load capacity, 28 - 64.2" height range, anodized aluminum construction, and switchable 1/4-20 to 3/8-16 camera adapter. The legs with foam armoring at the top have three sections and stand on rubberized feet for better traction. To lock them at different angle settings use the latches located at the top joint of each leg. The height can be locked with a knob lock.

    • Load capacity: 22 lb
    • Height range: 28 - 64.2"
    • Camera adapter has 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 studs opposite side
    • Legs have latches for securing separation angles
    • Rubberized feet ensure traction
    • Anodized aluminum
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Mount Handle
  • 2 x Studs (for scope attachment)
  • 2 x Plastic Knurled Knobs
  • 1/8" Allen Wrench
  • 5/64" Allen Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • 3 mm Allen Wrench
  • 2 x 4 mm Allen Wrenches
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Tele-Pod Alt-Az Yoke Mount (Head Only)
    Mount Type Manual alt-az
    Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
    Motor None
    GO-TO Capability None
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment 85 to -10°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier No
    Power Source None
    Weight 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 10.3 x 9.9"
  • Tele-Pod Tripod
    Adapter 1/4"-20, male
    3/8"-16, male
    Material Aluminum
    Weight 4.6 lb (2.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.25 x 5.25 x 5.25"

Tele Vue TPM-2015 reviews

Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth as silk and functionally perfect! I use this mount with the TeleVue 76 for astronomical observations. This mount and tripod are perfect for my small scope -- it is simple to mount the scope and the alt-az movement is so smooth! Two brass knobs make it a snap to lock in a position with either hand. I highly recommend this mount/tripod combo.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Stable Provides a very stable platform for my TV60. Folds up to be very compact. Easy to use and smooth movements.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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