BRESSER Exos-2 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

BRESSER Exos-2 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

BRESSER Exos-2 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 28 lb Payload Capacity
  • GP-Level Dovetail Saddle
  • Dual-Axis Slow-Motion Cables
  • 1.5" Adjustable-Height Tripod with Tray
  • 9.9 lb Counterweight with Bar
  • Integrated Bubble Level
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Designed for refractors of up to 152mm aperture and reflectors of up to 203mm, Bresser's Exos-2 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod combines a manual equatorial (EQ) mount with a sturdy stainless steel tripod to provide users with a stable and reliable observational platform. The mount can hold optical tube assemblies (OTAs) and accessories up to 28 pounds, and it features a GP-level dovetail saddle for compatible OTAs, dual-axis slow-motion cables to more easily track objects, and an integrated bubble level to assist in setup.

The tripod is built with 1.5"-diameter stainless steel legs and tight tolerances to reduce vibration for clearer viewing. A center stabilizer bar pulls the accessory tray up to lock the legs in place, adding further rigidity and vibration reduction. It is adjustable from 27 to 42.5" to accommodate a wide range of users and features large thumbscrews for tool-free adjustment in the field. An adjustable plastic tray is also included with the tripod to keep eyepieces, flashlights, and other accessories safe and at the ready. Optional accessories are available for this mount, including dual-axis motors and a GoTo kit.

Mount
  • Cast aluminum with white powder coat
  • GP-level dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
  • Flexible dual-axis slow-motion cables reduce vibrations while tracking objects
  • Integrated bubble level on mount base
  • 9.9 lb (4.5kg) counterweight with 20mm-diameter bar
  • Latitude, right ascension, and declination scales
  • Right ascension axis release lever allows for fast adjustment
Tripod
  • Three-section adjustable height
  • 28 lb payload capacity
  • 1.5" stainless steel legs
  • 29-to-49" height range
  • Center stabilizer bar locks legs in place to reduce vibrations
  • Accessory tray with holes for 1.25" eyepieces
  • Spiked feet for use on ground and grass for increased stability, especially on rough or uneven areas
UPC: 812257016518
In the Box
BRESSER Exos-2 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod
  • 9.9 lb Counterweight for Exos-2
  • 20mm Counterweight Bar
  • 2 x Slow-Motion Cables
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    BRESSER BR-EXOS2 specs

    Mount Type German equatorial
    Load Capacity 28.7 lb / 13.0 kg
    Motor None
    GoTo Capability Optional accessory
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Slow-motion cables, right ascension and declination
    Polar Axis Scope Optional
    Includes Tripod/Pier Steel adjustable-height tripod
    1.5" / 3.8 cm diameter legs
    Adjustment range: 26.8 - 42.5" / 68.1 - 108.0 cm
    Power Source None
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 46.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.5 x 21.0 x 9.5"

    BRESSER BR-EXOS2 reviews

    Exos-2 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sturdy mount for the price I was looking for a good, stable manual equatorial mount for small to medium payload in the 10 to 15 lbs range. The Bresser Exos-2 GEM with tripod caught my attention because for about the same price as many other brands' GEMs, its carrying capacity was as least the same and it came standard with an illuminated polar alignment scope (so even more cost savings). Most of the other brands' optional polar scopes are not illuminated, plus this one just sounded of better quality. The Exos-2 is equivalent to the discontinued Meade LXD-75 mount, which is a step up from Meade's current LX70 and the Celestron CG-4 mounts. The tripod is quite sturdy for its size and the GEM is stable for my payload up to about 17-18 lbs., which is about 11-12 lbs. under the manufacturer's claimed 29 lbs. carrying capacity. It accepts standard Vixen dovetail plates, which is exactly what I was looking for. I also like the smaller diameter (though thicker) counterweight compared to some others in this mount size range. All in all I'm quite satisfied with the mount and yes, I would purchase this again.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for the Buck This mount works really well if you're looking for a manual GEM for visual observation using a small telescope. I've mounted a 127mm Mak on mine and it is literally rock solid. It exceeded my expectations for stability. Had to adjust the RA worm gear a bit to remove some backlash but that was easy. Not the latest in technology, but sometimes simpler is better. It is pretty heavy and reaches the limit of what I'd consider grab-n-go mounts.
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mount. I've also have a Celestron AVX, which is awesome, but I spend too much time configuring the goto system. and the AVX is heaver. Because the Exos is manual, I can get straight to enjoying finding, and observing objects of interest. I find that I'm learning my way around the stars and deep space objects much better with the manual mount, because I am forced to. Although the mount is lighter than the AVX, it can handle almost the same weight. Right now the Exos is my first choice when I take out the scope.
    Date published: 2017-07-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Should add weight to lower tripod legs It is a good tripod but to ensure a very stable tripod especially for top heavy big refractors like 152mm or bigger, you need to add some weight at the mid leg level and lower the eyepiece tray down there too. the tray candouble as the weight component. I am talking about at least 25 pound deadweight embedded in the tray at the mid leg level . That way the telescope will be very difficult to topple over with the legs pulled out or retracted. the deadweight weight have to be a plate type so it will not touch the ground when you lower the tripod to lowest level. I used a spare barbell 10lb strung around all three legs at the mid for my 102 refractor and it works great.. less shaking ,too. The telescope makers design tripods with Newtonians in mind not refractors at all! This is why we don t see any refractor bigger than 152mm at most places.. bigger refractors are top heavy so it is very easy to topple over if not properly mounted and deadweight way down.
    Date published: 2016-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bresser EOXS-2 It is a rock solid mount. Much better than the Twilight I for the AR127 telescope.
    Date published: 2017-09-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Caveat Emptor Seems that Besser (vis-�-vis Explore Scientific) are busy cheapening this mount. For example, the legs are 1-1/2" diameter, NOT the 2" specified on most web retailer sites. Yes, I measured the top tubes with a micrometer. I have a metallurgical engineering degree, and I don't think reducing the diameter is a good thing - unless they increased the leg tube wall thickness. One of the main attributes cited by Bresser/Explore Scientific, and indeed mentioned by several reviewers is the sturdiness of this mount. But one reviewer notes that if you really want stability you need to hang some dead load from the center of the tripod. Wonder if that has something to do with the skinnier legs? No illuminator for finder scope, etc. If you're looking to buy, a phone call or email to one or two vendors might be in order.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best starter mount on the market Are you kidding me? I had the Vixen Starguy, at +$150 from this one, and absolutely hated it. At this price, this thing is absolutely amazing. If you're a newby and are looking for a cheaper mount, this is your ticket. It's heavy, but that's what you want for rock solid viewing. Do it. Amazed.
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Very sturdy mount and tripod. Well made. A great match for the ES AR152 telescope. Nice upgrades included.
    Date published: 2016-07-11
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