Custom made mounts to fit your telescope. Computer design and
CNC cutting ensures your mount is a precision product.
Fitted Altitude Bearings.
Custom made mounts and fitted altitude bearings to fit your
telescope. Computer design and CNC cutting ensures your mount
is a precision product. Fitted altitude bearings are designed
to match the exterior curve of your telescope tube, and are
precisely matched with the mount. Here
is a detail of a fitted altitude bearing.
Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings.
Custom made mount and matched clamshell
ring with altitude bearings, to fit your telescope. Clamshell
rings give you the freedom to rotate the tube to a comfortable
position, or easily re-balance if desired. Our large altitude
bearings provide fine control, smooth motion, and eliminate
balance problems. CNC cut to perfectly fit your telescope.
Rings for Equatorial Heads
CNC cut Clamshell Rings, custom
designed to match the hole pattern on your mount. Adjustable
tension so you can have "just enough" to allow tube
rotation yet hold the telescope tube securely. Available as
easy to assemble kits with all parts and instructions, or finished
ready to use.
Left two images are new rings, one is a kit for a Losmandy DUP
and finished rings designed especially for lighter weight considerations.
Tell us what you need! Click for closer view.
Standard Mirror Cell
New! 6" Standard Mirror Cell - $75.
Floating Support Mirror Cells
for 8", 10" and 12.5" mirrors. We will design
a cell for your mirror using PLOP to optimize placement of
supports. This cell is inexpensive, ultra light weight, using
rigid 3/4" Baltic Birch Plywood. Drilled to accept an
60mm and 80mm fans. Larger sizes available upon request.
Use either with a standard or conical
mirror from 8" to 13.1" diameter. Modifications are
no problem, tell us and we'll quote you.. Made from very rigid
1/2" Baltic Birch. The plate is designed to fit the back
of up to a 12.5" conical mirror. Optional mirror clips
and supports are completely adjustable. Very light weight!
Replace your Orion XT series Dobsonian cell. Eliminate the problem
of collimation bolts backing out completely, requiring reassembly
of the entire cell.
Fitted Altitude Bearings
No need to cut a larger hole in
your mount to have larger bearings!
E-mail for more info.
These "small" altitude bearings (up to 11.5")
are custom cut to fit the outside diameter of your telescope
tube. They are great replacements for commercial plastic 5"
bearings. Larger bearings provide fine altitude control and
eliminate balance problems when changing eyepieces. A 1/8"
thick outer bearing lip prevents lateral slip on your mount.
Available finished or as a kit as shown here.
Fitted Altitude Bearings
Custom designed large bearings (from
12" to 23") are custom designed to fit the outside
diameter of your telescope tube - or flat to the side of a mirror
box. Photo at left is a 23" bearing for a 12" O.D.
tube. A 1/8" bearing lip prevents lateral slip on your
mount. Available assembled and finished, or as a kit.
The T2 Telescope
Transport is custom designed to accept the foot pattern of
your telescope mount. Lightweight and easy to move, the transport
uses pneumatic tires. Front wheel swivels and locks, two rear
are rigid. Adjustable 5/16" steel pins with vibration
absorption feet turn down to ground. Pull handle unscrews
from the mount during observing.
FRP strips and rings for
altitude bearings and azimuth bearings.
Virgin Teflon pieces for buttery smooth altitude and azimuth
Aluminum Tubes up to 12"
outside diameter. Finishedor unfinished, cut to your specified
Wooden End Rings to protect your telescope tube.