Equatorial Mounts

The equatorial telescope mount is aligned to the celestial pole and uses a series of gears attached to slow motion cables to track targets in right ascension and declination.  Most models include manual setting circles for locating objects.  Employing a counterbalance, the EQ mount design is favored for heavier telescopes and those interested in astrophotography. They allow the user to add optional drive units and digital setting circles or to purchase it as a computer-controlled "GoTo" telescope mount. These mounts are not only some of the most powerful but often the easiest to use due to the advances made in Go-To technology, which permit you to use your mount itself as a guide to the stars, helping you find whatever it is you most desire to image or observe with the greatest of ease.

The equatorial telescope mount is aligned to the celestial pole and uses a series of gears attached to slow motion cables to track targets in right ascension and declination.  Most models include manual setting circles for locating objects.  Employing a counterbalance, the EQ mount design is favored for heavier telescopes and those interested in astrophotography. They allow the user to add optional drive units and digital setting circles or to purchase it as a computer-controlled "GoTo" telescope mount. These mounts are not only some of the most powerful but often the easiest to use due to the advances made in Go-To technology, which permit you to use your mount itself as a guide to the stars, helping you find whatever it is you most desire to image or observe with the greatest of ease.