Since portability and ease-of-use are design goals for all Tele Vue telescopes, we developed alt-azimuth mounts which share these same goals.
Concept: Since portability and ease-of-use are design goals for all Tele Vue telescopes, we developed alt-azimuth mounts which share these same goals. The Tele Vue yoke and cradle design offers balanced, smooth motions. Tripod selection ranges from the extremely portable aluminum Tele-pod to the rock-solid wooden Gibraltar HD.
The self contained head comes with a handle, is Sky Tour ready, and can be used on any camera tripod with either a 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 stud. It is the most portable DSC mount head available. We highly recommend the Eyepiece Caddy Set accessory since the Tele-Pod Mount and standard camera tripods do not have accessory trays.
The Tele-Pod represents the most travel friendly mount for our smaller scopes. For more rigidity under heavier loads, the Tele-Pod head is attached to ash wood legs and tray to become the Panoramic™ mount. Since the Sky Tour encoder attachment points are within the head itself, the Panoramic™ mount is Sky Tour capable.
The Panoramic™ Mount is available in solid ash. It places the scope approximately 2.3- to 4-feet above the ground. Metal ground spikes with rubber tips are provided. A central wood tray attaches quickly and adds rigidity and a convenient platform for accessories.
- Solid Ash tripod with metal ground spikes and rubber tips
- Central wooden spreader tray
- Tele-Pod head
- Can be used with either a 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 tripod connection
- Weighs 5.14kg / 11.35lb
- Height range approximately 70-122cm
- Altitude range approximately +85 to -17º
- Sky tour capable
- Recommended for TV-76 and TV-85 telescopes