Products CNC manufactured for uniformity and precision.


Dobsonian Mounts
Height can be designed for comfort. Kit or finished. Solid or collapsible. Variations avaialbe:

Mount only, or
... with fitted alt. bearings, or
... with clamshell rings and bearings
New and available:
6" f8, 8" f6 mount/bearing kit $189.50


Altitude Bearings
New: Turn 5" into 12" Big Bearings.
New: Mirror box bearing supports.
Small bearings fit to tube curve.
Large bearings for mirror boxes.

Add bearings to your existing rings.

Mirror Cells
New: 6" low cost, 3 point support.
Standard 8" - 12.5", 6 point flotation.

Universal for conical or standard.

Clamshell Rings
Dovetail plate mount Newtonians on these heavy duty or
lightweight rings.

Kydex Light Baffles
New: Eliminates stray light.

ATM parts
New: Round Teflon improves motion.
Teflon altitude and azimuth pads.
FRP bearing strips, azimuth rings.
Aluminum tubes.
Tube end rings
.

Astro Club Discount Program

Discounts & Leftovers.
FRP azimuth disks and rings.

Customer Comments

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When an order is placed you will be sent to a form for dimensions. You may choose fill it in or indicate you'll provide them later.

A mount built for your height makes observing comfortable so you see more!


New: 6" f/8 and 8" f/6 Mount and Bearing Kits.

AstroGoods now offers $189.50 solid mount and bearings kits for 6" and 8" telescopes. Current lead time 1 week, soon to be from stock.

Mounts are for 48" long tubes, use hidden internal dowels for additional stiffness, then screw and glue together. Parts come rough sanded with 80 grit. You finish with paint, eurathene, varnish, etc. Very easy assembly with directions. Required items: sandpaper, aPhilips screwdriver, wood glue, contact cement, paint or finish.

Bearings are 9.5" for the 8" and 7.5" for the 6", have inside facing braces that fit the outside diameter of aluminum tube (O.D. 10", 8") and Sonotube (O.D. 10.25" or 821"), and are drilled for 3/8" center bolt to mount into your tube.

All parts included: Wooden parts 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, countersunk virgin teflon altitude and azimith pads, FRP precut for bearing surfaces, dowels, screws and other necessary hardware. All parts pre-drilled and countersunk.

Order:
Kit Size:
Tube Type:
Your contact phone number:

Mounts Only
Solid Collapsible
Kit
Finished
$230
$320
Kit
Finished
$250
$340

Place 50% Order Deposit:


Mounts with Tube Fitting Bearings
Solid Collapsible
Kit
Finished
$275
$400
Kit
Finished
$295
$420
Place 50% Order Deposit:


Mounts with Clamshell Rings and Bearings
Solid Collapsible
Kit
Finished
$325
$432
Kit
Finished
$345
$452
Place 50% Order Deposit:
 

Specifications

All current mounts have round ground boards extending to the corners of the rocker box. Mounts are designed for minimum height. We can add height for a more comfortable viewing position. Parts are CNC cut for uniformity and precise fit. Sky Commander Digital Setting Circles are an option on the dimensions form.

Solid Mounts: Have dowels inside the boards for stiffness and are screwed together.
Tall solid mounts may have curved internal or external stiffeners for rigidity.

Collapsible Mounts save storage space and fit easily in your car. Collapsible mount boards are all attached as single unit with heavy duty anodized aluminum hinges, "fold" flat to 5" height and sets up in minutes. No loose parts; all knobs store securely on the rocker box bottom board.

Kit orders are predrilled with all parts included. Wood parts rough sanded with 80 grit. Teflon pieces precut, countersunk and come with screws. FRP bearing strips and azimuth ring are precut to size. Parts are dry-fitted before shipping. Requires fine sanding, Philips screwdriver, 2 wrenches, glue, wood putty and paint/finish..

Finished orders arrive assembled.

Tube fitting bearings have inside supports with an arc cut to fit the outside diameter of your telescope tube, and require two 3/8" bolt holes in your tube. Bearings have 1/16" space between their outer edge and the mount bearing cutouts. A 1/8" wide lip on the outside face of the bearing "captures" the teflon pads and prevents lateral slipping. Bearing thickness is .708". Small bearings are up to 11.5" diameter. Large bearings available up to 23" diameter.

Clamshell rings provide 1/8" gap around the tube (1/16" on any side). You will need adhesive backed felt or weatherstripping to line the inside of the rings to obtain desired fit. The clamshell rings two bottom boards are joined with heavy duty anodized piano hinge. The two top board open, and secure together using a thumb screw passing through one board and screws into an anchor seated in the adjacent board.

Finished and assembled mounts can be shipped to US and Canada. Finished but unassembled mounts and Kits can be shipped worldwide.

Materials: 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, virgin Teflon, FRP. 3/8" azimuth bolt, flanged bushing, t-nut, lock nut, wood screws, brass screws, thumb screw, knife-edged 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.