Celestron Heavy-Duty Manual Altitude-Azimuth Spotting Scope Mount
Heavy-duty alt-azimuth tripod features sturdy aluminum tripod with accessory tray and slow motion flex cables for fine adjustments. Features 1/4"x20 mounting screw. Easy to use, easy to carry and easy to store. This Alt-Az mount will be a pleasure to use with your binoculars or smaller optics!
Celestron Heavy Duty Alt-Azimuth Mount and Tripod Recommended for:
- SkyMaster 20x80 and 25x100 binoculars
- Ultima 80 and 100 Spotting scopes
- C90 and C130 Mak Spotting scopes
- C5 Spotting scope
Celestron Heavy Duty Alt-Azimuth Mount and Tripod Features
- Extendable aluminum tripod legs with heavy duty mount head
- Sliding 1/4"-20 mounting screw
- Flexible slow motion cables for both altitude and azimuth
- Max extended height - 45 inches
- Folded height - 32 inches
|Instrument Capacity||10 lbs|
|Mount Head Weight||10lbs|
|Telescope Connection||1/4 20|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
Satisfactory for PST
The mount is well made and I am overall satisfied with using it for my PST. I only gave it 4 stars because the mounting bolt is a little bit "short," and is just able to secure the PST with the Astrozap Accessory Caddy. Just a bit longer and I'd be happier. The amount of "travel" for the slow motions is a bit limited, and I find I must "re-position" the mount and scope fairly often, or the slow motion is out of range of travel. At another site I read lots of criticism for this mount with people who were trying to use it for binoculars when viewing well above the horizon. I think that their expectations were too high. That said, for binoculars, one doesn't need slow motions and the Celestron Photo Video tripod (which I also own) would be more satisfactory for binoculars, although one will not be able to look easily above 60 degrees.
Good for price. The mount stops working very well around 80 degrees alt and up, but still very usable at this price. I use it with a 102mm f/5 scope, it handles the weight fine.