Alt-Azimuth Mounts

The alt-azimuth telescope mount is a basic arrangement that moves the optics in altitude or azimuth - up and down, or side to side - as independent functions and includes the option to lock the mount’s position and to guide it manually. The alt-azimuth telescope mount design is generally used with smaller telescopes, especially refractors and SCT styles. Their simplicity makes them an excellent choice for beginners, providing an easy to use starting point to familiarize yourself with telescope mounting. These mounts are just as easy to setup as they are to use, making them also quite well suited for the astronomer 'On-the-Go', who needs to be able to transport their gear from one dark site to another.