Celestron Heavy-Duty Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod

Celestron Heavy-Duty Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod

Celestron Heavy-Duty Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • For Telescopes, Spotters, Binoculars
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Dual Slow Motion Cables
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Bolt
  • Aluminum Adjustable Height Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
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Celestron's Heavy-Duty Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod is ideally suited to provide a stable observation platform for small to medium-sized telescopes, spotting scopes or large astronomical binoculars. This manual alt-az mount features full 360° rotation, a standard 1/4"-20 mounting bolt for equipment, and dual slow motion cables with over-sized knobs to find and track terrestrial or celestial subjects. The aluminum tripod has an adjustable height from 32-45" and an accessory tray that also serves to lock the leg-spread for even more stability.

Sliding 1/4"-20 threaded mounting screw
Flexible slow motion cables for both altitude and azimuth axes
Maximum height is 45.0" (114.3cm), and folds down to 32.0" (81.3cm)
UPC: 050234936071
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Celestron Heavy-Duty Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Mount Type Alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity 10 lb (4.5 kg)
    Motor No
    Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.5 x 8.3 x 7.5"
    Heavy-Duty Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount with Tripod is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 46.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Celestron AltAz Mount Overall the quality of the mount is good. It serves the purpose of a terrestrial mount better than an astronomical mount. The control knob for altitude is somewhat limited in range of movement. To view objects higher in the sky you must use a wrench (not supplied) to loosen a nut on the mount to move the head upward. Too bad that a large knob was not provided instead of a naked nut to make this adjustment. I would recommend the mount for terrestrial viewing and would only recommend it with reservations for astronomical use.
    Date published: 2014-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Tripod The tripod works great but had several broken parts when it arrived. The tripod was packaged perfectly, however, there were two broken plastic leg connectors to the tripod mount. They were both broken in the same place. It looks like a design error. Aluminum would work so much better. Instead of shipping back, I used contact cement and it is holding great. I am not using the tripod for binoculars. If I were, it would have gotten only one star. It is being used for a Vixen Polarie camera tracker. Once I have it set for Polaris, the vertical axis never has to be moved besides some fine adjustment. It handles the Polarie just perfectly and it is so much less expensive than other alternatives.
    Date published: 2013-02-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid platform, micro adjustment knobs are a nice feature Provides a platform stable enough for a 20-60x Spotting scope. The micro adjust knobs are useful for tracking slowly moving objects and centering the object of interest. The only current issue I have us the vertical position staying fixed when I have a camera attached to the spotting scope and am looking at something high in the sky. Thus may be something that can be fixed by adjusting the nut on the side, but so far thus has not worked for me. No issues with stability for roughly horizontal viewing.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The Celestron Heavy Duty Altazimuth Tripod is a durable, but not heavy, inexpensive, and easy to use spotting scope mount with lots of fine (MOA) controls It is NOT an astrological telescope mount: It lacks significant elevation control. I have used this product daily for over a month and it's stable, a little bulky, but overall transportable and easy to use with great fine tuning ability thanks to the screw adjustment controls. Great product for anyone doing wildlife or birding photography, or needing a spotting scope mount with significant control. Can be used for astrological telescope due to its stability and micro azimuth and elevation control so long as the subject isn't much above 20 degrees above the horizon.
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underrated tripod I purchased this tripod for astrophotography using a C90 MAK. Very good way to track planets, stars, etc using the AltAz knobs. It is very sturdy and stable even with a small dc fan clamped to the square legs produced no vibration (fan is used to cool a Pen 7 camera). Some reviewers have expressed dismay about having to use a wrench to change the Alt, NOT SO, behind that big nut (19mm) is a lock washer, use it as a tension spring, tighten or loosen it as to be able move the mounting plate with your hand when you run out of adjustment. You should only have to do this once. I did put numeral markers on the legs to mimic Celestrons Nexstar tripods. The braces on the legs add nothing but as a parking place for a Bud or Coke. This is alot of tripod bang for the buck. You will pay 3x more for a comparable tripod.
    Date published: 2015-07-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very average This is a reasonably good tripod. The price I bought it for seemed like a good deal. Everything works fine. The slow motion controls are very stiff and almost uncomfortable to use. I don't use them, I just move the scope side to side and up and down. That seems to work fine with a spotter. I don't think it would work with a small scope for astronomy. It didn't come with a manual so making adjustments to try and make it smoother equaled searching the internet for a manual. That frustrates me.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent tripod for the weight and price Rapid adjustments are clumsy, but the fine adjustments work nicely. Once you are close, just turn the knobs. The head is solid, and the legs are rigid considering the weight and price, but more damping would help. I am thinking about improving the damping by either filling the legs with foam, or replacing them with wood.
    Date published: 2012-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with this telescope mount I recently purchased a 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope which weights 8 1/2 pounds.I wanted a grab and go setup and this tripod/mount completed the perfect setup. I could not be happier. Within a few minutes I can be set up outside and having fun. The tripod is so simple to use. The slow-motion controls are smooth. The mount is very stable. With B&H fast service and free shipping I would not hesitate to this product again.
    Date published: 2013-07-23
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