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A Deep Dive into Alt-Az Telescope Mounts for Long Exposure Astrophotography
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A Deep Dive into Alt-Az Telescope Mounts for Long Exposure Astrophotography

Niels Haagh hosts the website Astronomical Telescopes and Mounts Explained for Amateurs. He recently posted the second article in a series covering astrophotography using Alt-Az telescope mounts. The article, titled Alt-Az Mounts for Long Exposure Astrophotography – Camera Rotators, offers insight into the most advanced type of Alt-Az astrophotography using […]

Example of a GEM-style equatorial mount made from two D11 drive units, counterweight plate, plus mounting hardware.
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Xerxes Scientific is a New Company Offering Semi-Custom Telescope Mounts and Control Systems for Astro Imaging

Xerxes Scientific is a new company that was created to offer semi-custom telescope mounts and control systems for astronomical imaging. Their initial products are D11 and D21 direct drive modules which are part of their modular telescope mount system, which can either be incorporated into custom telescope mounts or be […]

Explore Scientific Releases New iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System for Telescopes
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Explore Scientific Releases New iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System for Telescopes

Explore Scientific has released its new iEXOS-100 which offers a complete computerized Wi-Fi or wired GOTO Equatorial Tracker with integrated PMC-Eight electronics suitable for attaching small telescopes or DSLR cameras attached to a standard “Vixen Style” dovetail plate. It can be used with the Explore Scientific’s free ExploreStars App for […]

Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris Mounts Offer a Versatile Telescope Mounting System
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Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris Mounts Offer a Versatile Telescope Mounting System

Vixen’s Advanced Polaris Mount offers an easy to use, versatile telescope mounting system designed to incorporate functional modules that can be configured to produce a highly-portable system optimized for your particular application. The Advanced Polaris Mount system is offered in four basic configurations: Alt-AZ, Manual German EQ, Motorized German EQ […]

Celestron’s CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Mount Offers Exceptional Load Capacity to Weight Ratio
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Celestron’s CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Mount Offers Exceptional Load Capacity to Weight Ratio

Celestron’s CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Mount offers a fully computerized equatorial mount capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity-to-weight ratio, compact design, and innovative features that fully support large telescopes, imaging kits, and the latest in wireless […]