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Explore Scientific Twilight II Alt-Az Mount w/ Pier Extension

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  • The Twilight II Mount from Explore Scientific is a dual saddle Alt-Az mount capable of carrying up to 60-pounds (30 on each side)
  • Features two separate saddles to carry two telescopes at once.
  • 2-inch fully adjustable steel legs.
  • Includes a pier extension to provide proper clearance from the tripod legs.



Explore Scientific Twilight II Alt-Az Mount w/ Pier Extension

The Twilight II Alt-Az Mount w/ Pier Extension by Explore Scientific:


Get more out of your telescope with the Twilight II mount from Explore Scientific. Larger weight capacity, more stability and the ability to mount two telescopes simultaneously. You can have one telescope set up for visual and another for imaging, mount a telescope and a DSLR with lens, twin scopes - whatever suits your needs and desires! A perfect option for those that do outreach too. Capable of carrying a total load of approximately 60-pounds (granted appropriate balance is achieved between the two telescopes used), Explore has done numerous outreach events mounting a 127 mm on one side and a 152 mm on the other. This mount is a workhorse!

Beautifully designed and finished, the Twilight II mount has large chrome knobs and clutch locks for easy adjustments. The tripod included has 2-inch steel chrome plated, fully adjustable legs. The included spreader bar has a long threaded bar that securely holds everything in place and offers additional stability.


OPT Product Number: ES-MAZ-02P 



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Head DesignAltitude—Azimuth
Instrument Capacity60 lbs
ManufacturerExplore Scientific
Mount DesignAlt Azimuth
Weight Capacity60 lbs.


  • Twilight II Mount Head
  • 2-inch Steel Tripod
  • Pier Extension
  • Spreader Bar


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United States

Alt-Az Mount

Still need to set up and try it out. Snow has been regular here in utah the past two weeks.

nicholas d.
United States

Missing crucial part

Nice item but it was shipped without the pier extender and it was a chore getting them to fix the order.

Jeffrey L.
United States

Great Mount for the money

This mount is great for visual work and star parties. my grand children and friends can see the solar system two at a time. Cuts down on " when is it my turn?" LOL,

Michael Overacker

A great fast push-to mount

This mount is basic. It is a push-to mount with no frills. However, it makes up for it with build quality and tight tolerances. This mount will hold one or two good sized telescopes. I use it for my outreach programs, and it serves that purpose well. I mainly set up with a couple of refractors on the mount, and balancing them is quite easy. I used wider field eyepieces so both scopes would show the same object. If you go for higher power in both scopes, you will need a micro-adjuster mount on one side so you can adjust both scopes to the narrower view. I also recommend the pier extension it you are using long refractors. The locking knobs are solid and firm. I never worried about creep on either axis. This mount is extremely well made, and will last a long time with ordinary care. It is a great deal of solid mount for the money.