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

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Tele Vue
Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Yoke Mount (Head Only)
Key Features
  • Manual Alt-Az Yoke Mount
  • Recommended for OTAs up to 3"
  • Tracking Control Handle
  • 85 to -10° Altitude Range
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.
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Tele Vue Tele-Pod Overview

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 Vue Tele-Pod Specs

Mount
Mount TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityNo
MotorNone
Altitude Adjustment-10 to 85°
Latitude Adjustment-10 to 85°
Polar Axis ScopeNone
General
MountingTo Optical Tube Assembly: 1/4"-20 Female, 3/8"-16 Female
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Weight3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.6 x 10 x 9.8"
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What is the inside distance between yoke arms? I would be mounting an AT-72edii. Thanks!
Asked by: Jonathan
Altazimuth head with handle. Cradle will hold TeleVue scopes up to the TV-85. Not for TV-101, Renaissance, or TV-102. Friction locks in altitude and azimuth allow user to adjust the mount drag for smoothest operation and for balancing the scope. Pre-drilled to accept optional TeleVue Sky Tour computer encoders. 1/4"-20 thread and 3/8" thread holes allow it to mount on any photo tripod legs (not recommended for mounting onto a photo tripod's pan head). The Tele-Pod can also be used with other brands of small refractors. However, the internal width between the vertical sides of the Tele-Pod yoke measures only 5.25", so the maximum width of the mounting rings of another brand of telescope must be smaller than this measurement. In addition, the buyer should keep in mind that the fore-and-aft mounting platform dimension of the yoke is limited and would require a user-supplied adapter plate to install dual mounting rings on the single 1/4"-20 hole available in the Tele-Pod yoke.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-04-27
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