The Skytee-2 is a robust alt-azimuth mount with two Skywatcher/Vixen type dovetail saddles enabling two telescopes to be mounted together.
Precise manual slow motion controls are provided on both axes. A counterweight bar is also included that accepts Sky-Watcher counterweights.
Available with or without Sky-Watcher 1.75" stainless steel tripod (the same tripod supplied with EQ5 and HEQ5 Equatorial mounts).
|Average Rating (10 Reviews): |Does what it says on the tin.
Thursday, 17 June 2021 | Robert
Really pleased with this mount, yes it's just a basic no nonsense mount, I bought both tripod and mount kit, light enough to move around and handles my Explorer 150 PDs with ease.
Tuesday, 8 June 2021 | Richard
I bought this to be more stable than my portamount and quicker to set up than my AzEq5. Both boxes ticked, I can even track the sun comfortably with an F11 4” refractor which was almost impossible on the portamount. Very stable on a Berlebach, the second saddle can be aligned to the first, wish I’d done this before. A pity the AzEq5 weights don’t fit (unless you remove the plastic collar insert which is fragile) as the SkyTee comes with one small counterweight but that’s not the fault of the mount. A second scope does the trick though.
Perfect mount for old 10" SCT
Thursday, 15 April 2021 | Oliver
Great service and advice from FLO. I deforked my old classic 10" Lx200 which was electronically 'dead' so was looking for a sturdy mount that could comfortably take the 12.8Kg mass. I also wanted something that was quick to set up and simple for star hopping. I was also hoping to keep costs to a minimum. This mount has proven to be ideal. Perfectly balanced with the supplied counter weight. The slow motion control is smooth. I upgraded to an ADM saddle and fitted an ADM bar to the Lx200 which is solid too. The movement is smooth so I guess previous issues with grease have been resolved. Setting up takes 3 minutes (I timed this!) so I'm really pleased. I even reused and adapted the old Lx200 tripod by purchasing an M10 size threaded rod and various nuts and washers. All in all, a very reasonably priced way to completely revitalise what was an unused dead 1990's Lx200 and renewed my interest in astronomy due to simplicity of use. Just want to add a Telrad now for simple star hopping. Highly recommended.
Excellent once you do a little work
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 | Stephen
Ok so now mine is cleaned and re-greased I think it's a super bit of kit. Very utilitarian and easy to use. However it arrives with grease that is very, very sticky and quite frankly is almost unusable. Took me a few hours to strip and re-grease and now it brilliant.
Saturday, 20 June 2020 | Matthew
An excellent rock solid mount for my f/9 ED100 refractor. Replaced a previous shaky vibrating mount of another brand (it shall remain nameless but shares its name with a certain franchise of teen vampire films) which just wasn’t up to the task. The Skytee 2 is definitely up to the task though; rock solid, no vibrations even with the long moment arm of my scope. Will use the second dovetail clamp to mount my Telrad when it arrives. Highly recommend this mount. Also, FLO’s dispatch and shipping via DHL was prompt and seamless. Arrived 9 days after order confirmation here in Perth, Western Australia.
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | Kenneth
Just recently purchased and works great for my visual viewing and moon photography. There have been some fear about the silver clamp knobs but i checked mine and although the knobs are aluminium they have a stainless steel helicoil insert fitted so they are stronger than they look, you can over tighten anything, just take care. My scope weights in at 8.3kg all up, could do with a heavier weight for balance on the one side. Glad I bought it, much simpler to setup and use compare to my EQ5 head, i find the knobs for rotation are just right for me.
Friday, 2 November 2018 | Christian
Very happy with my purchase. I use the mount with the Explore Scientific apochromatic refractor of 127 mm. The frame is very solid with very soft movements.
Great mount for a man with many scopes
Friday, 27 April 2018 | Alan
If you are a visual observer then AZ mounts are the way to go, so simple to setup and get ready. My SkyTee2 has served me well for 4 years. I use it for daytime solar with my Lunt LS60 and for nightime with my Borg89. The Slowmo controls are great to use and very accurate.
Thursday, 15 March 2018 | Anthony
Wonderful mount that can't be found here in the US. I order it from First Light on a Sunday evening and had it at my door Thursday! Great service.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | John
I recently bought this mount after agonising about negative comments on the forum about the dovetail clamps. I have just set it up with the first of two scopes I will be using it with –so this is not a long term review.
The mount is rock solid on the Skywatcher 1 ¾” stainless tripod. All the movements are smooth and progressive with no backlash on the manual drives. When not using the manual drives a definite gentle push is required – there is no slopping about at all and I am extremely happy with this.
Mine arrived with the end cap drilled and tapped to accept a third dovetail clamp if required, at least one forum member has previously carried out this mod.
And so to the clamps, these have definitely been improved over previous versions. The clamp will open up to 50mm without becoming disengaged, the moveable clamp jaw and springs remain captive – allowing dovetails to be dropped in, rather than having to slide them in.
The closed clamp is positive and solid, but herein lies my one concern. The single screw knob is made of fairy soft alloy which engages with a steel thread, long term this alloy thread may wear and disengage. This could be overcome by replacing the knob with a steel nut, requiring a spanner each time but it would be fiddly. I have decided that the existing dovetail clamps, relying on a single small thread are the weakest link in the whole structural integrity of the set-up, a failure would be catastrophic. Consequently I will buy and fit the ADM clamps each with two bolts.
Overall my opinion is that if you are prepared to improve the clamping arrangement, you have a very good mount indeed.