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 (13 Reviews): |
Friday, 20 May 2022 | Peter
Having never seen one in the flesh, I was pleasantly surprised by the size and solidity of the Skytee 2, much bigger than anticipated. What mount though, absolutely rock solid and no quivering like a jelly that my poor old Celestron DX exhibited! Seems well put together and, after fiddling around and finding what level / knob does what I am finding its pleasure to use. I was going to later get the remote brands for the slow mo controls but I'm finding that I like the directness of the actual control knobs and they fall quite easily to hand. When ordering, I didn't look at the specs closely enough to see that it came with one counterweight and ordered the Sky watcher weights thinking I'd need them, oh well! I gave it 4 stars as my example came with some paint gouges in the top surface of the RH puck, now covered with the mounting bracket. Impeccable FLO service as usual.
Wednesday, 27 April 2022 | Peter
Iím going to comment on two things.
First the SkyTee 2 mount has to be one of the best values in heavy duty telescope mounts. Itís rock solid. It allows you to mount two telescopes at the same time. The controls are smooth and I especially like that on one side you can mount your scope with the vixen dovetail underneath rather than sideways.
Second, FLO has become one of my favorite online stores for astronomy equipment, even though I live in the US. They often have stock when other stores donít. They ship things promptly. Above all, the customer service is excellent as I found out when I had a problem with an item I had bought.
Sturdy and serious piece of kit
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | Laurence
Tried the AZ5 manual mount first on a camera tripod. Didnít like it much. Flimsy. Unstable. This SkyTee is vastly superior. Itís really solid. It also fits my 10 year old skywatcher tripod and has Takahashi 35mm m8 holes on a circular mounting plate! Ace!
There is some play in the horizontal rotation, but Iím sure it can eradicated.
Great manual mount!
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 4Ē refractor which was almost impossible on the portamount. Very stable on a Berlebach, the second saddle can be aligned to the first, wish Iíd done this before. A pity the AzEq5 weights donít fit (unless you remove the plastic collar insert which is fragile) as the SkyTee comes with one small counterweight but thatís 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 wasnít 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, FLOís 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.
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