All current mounts have round ground boards
extending to the corners of the rocker
We'll ask for a few simple dimensions
after your order is placed, or choose
to e-mail them later.
Mounts are available
as solid or collapsible. All are custom designed
to specifications of your telescope from a minimum
height, or taller for more comfortable viewing
position. Parts are CNC cut for uniformity and
precise fit. Sky
Commander Digital Setting Circlesis an option
that may be added at the end of your order.
Solid Mounts: Use dowels inside the boards and
are screwed together. Taller
solid mounts may incorporate vertical outer
or curved internal stiffeners.
Collapsible Mount save storage space and fit
more easily in your car. All mount boards are
attached together as single unit with heavy
duty anodized aluminum piano hinge, "folds"
flat to 5" height and sets up in minutes.
No loose parts; clamping
knobs store securely in the rocker box bottom
Kit orders are predrilled, all parts included.
Wood parts rough sanded with 80 grit. Teflon
pieces precut, beveled and countersunk, FRP
bearing strips and azimuth ring precut to size.
Parts are dry-fitted before shipping. Requires
fine sanding, philips screwdriver, 2 wrenches,
glue for FRP.
Finished orders: arrive ready to use. Finished
orders can be shipped unassembled to facilitate
Bearings have two supports each, on the inside
and cut with an arc to precisely span the outside
diameter of your telescope tube. A 3/8"
hole in the bearing center is for a bolt to
secure the assemblhy to your tube. Additionally,
if mounting holes already exist in your tube
we will match their center to center distance
and their diameter.
Bearings are .708" wide Baltic Birch with
a 1/8" outside lip made to ride along side
the Teflon pads to keep the telescope tube from
sliding laterally. A 1/16" space is left
between the edge of the bearing and cutout of
the mount. We make a variety of bearing styles
that you can select from.
Small bearings are under 12" diameter.
Large bearings are from 12" to 23"
diameter and add $12 to above cost.
Finished and assembled mounts shipped to US
and Canada. Finished but unassembled mounts
and Kits can be shipped worldwide.
Baltic Birch plywood, virgin Teflon, FRP. 3/8"
azimuth bolt, 3/8"x1/2" flanged bushing,
t-nut, lock nut, #12 and #6 wood screws, #4
brass screws, 2-1/2" long 1/4-20 thumb
screw, brass wood inserts. Finished mounts have
up to four coats of fine sprayed polymer sealer
with a cinnimon (reddish) tint.
Shipping: FedEx Ground domestic, USPS internationally.
Contact us for a shipping cost estimate.