Tele Vue Tele-Pod v2 Alt-Az Telescope Mount

Tele Vue Tele-Pod v2 Alt-Az Telescope Mount

Tele Vue Tele-Pod v2 Alt-Az Telescope Mount

B&H # TETPM3015 MFR # TPM-3015
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Product Highlights

  • Recommended for OTAs up to 3"/76mm
  • Manual Alt-Az Yoke Mount
  • 85° to -10° Altitude Range
  • Tension-Adjustable Axes
  • 29-60" Adjustable-Height Tripod
  • Aluminum Legs with Extendable Column
  • Rubber-Tipped Feet
  • Removable Spiked Feet
  • Soft Tripod Carry Bag
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Tele Vue Tele-Pod overview

  • 1Description

Tele Vue's updated Tele-Pod v2 Alt-Az Telescope Mount gets an updated tripod while remaining the convenient, easy-to-use travel mount that is ideal for telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) up to about 3" (76mm) for astronomical use and 3.3" (85mm) for terrestrial. With this kit you get the Tele Pod manual alt-az yoke mount and its Advanced Aluminum Tripod.

  • 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 Advanced Aluminum Tripod

    Designed for their smaller alt-az mount head, but ideal for spotters, binoculars, and cameras of all sizes, the Tele Vue Tele-Pod Advanced Aluminum Tripod features an adjustable height from 29 to 60 inches, with an extendable center column to accommodate a variety of users, viewing positions, and optical designs. The base of the column features a weight hook for added stability, as needed. The three leg sections have a standard set angle for maximum stability, but can move out further with the leg angle lock disengaged for use in difficult terrain or unique situations. When used on smooth and flat surfaces, the rubber tipped feet ensure stability without slipping or sliding, and if it needs to be used on soft or uneven ground, the included spiked feet can be quickly installed for secure footing. An integrated bubble level allows you to precisely level the tripod for accurate alignment, and a reversible 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 mount makes it compatible with most heads, or other gear. For convenience, Tele Vue includes a soft nylon carrying bag with a zippered closure and shoulder strap.

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
  • Carry Bag
  • 3mm Allen Key
  • 6mm Allen Key
  • Box Wrench
  • 3 x Spiked Feet
  • 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 Advanced Aluminum Tripod
    Material of Construction Aluminum legs
    Leg Sections 3
    Minimum Height 29.0" / 73.7 cm
    Maximum Height 60.0" / 152.4 cm

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