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Every bit as important as the telescope optical tube assembly (OTA) is the correct telescope mount. If you are considering purchasing a new telescope or buying a new telescope mount, let CCTS help you decide what telescope mount right for you. here are the basic differences:
The german equatorial mount is aligned to the pole and uses a series of gears and slow motion cables to track objects in right ascension and declination - as well as manual setting circles for locating objects. the GEM mount incorporates a counterweight system which allows the use of heavier telescopes and is greatly advantageous in the practice of astrophotography. in addition, you can add optional drive units and digital setting circles or even purchase it as a computer-controlled GOTO mount.
The alt-az telescope mount moves left to right and up and down in simple straight lines.. The alt-azimuth telescope mount design is generally used with smaller telescopes, especially refractors and mak-casssegrain designs and can also be computer-assistedor even computer controlled.
 Finally, for large aperture Newtonian reflectors, there is the economical & easy-to-use Dobsonian mount. the dobsonian acts like a lazy susan with the telescope body resting in a cradle and moving freely in any direction with a simple push. With the exception of the Dobsonian telescope, all telescope mounts require optical tube connecting plates or telescope tube rings available from a number of manufacturers such as ADM, Losmandy & Arcturus.

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Sky-Watcher AllView Mount

Quick Overview

  • Multi-purpose alt-azimuth mount
  • Adjustable steel height tripod with 1.25" legs
  • Computerized driven Go To telescope mount with 42,900 object database
  • Motorized panoramic photographic mount with ability to take time lapse images
  • Comes with camera control cable for Canon EOS DSLR's
  • DC operation (batteries not included)

Our price: $399.00 (€347.13)
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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Mount
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use, equatorial capability for astrophotography use and dual-OTA mode perfect for outreach. Stable, accurate, versatile and very portable –weighing only 33 pounds – the AZ-EQ5 is the perfect field mount. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.

Our price: $1350.00 (€1174.50)
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Sky-Watcher EQ6 Mount
Sky-Watcher SynScan mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these mounts for astrophotography. For novices the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the EQ6 Pro mounts.

Our price: $1405.00 (€1222.35)
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Sky-Watcher Virtuoso

The Virtuoso Versatile Mount is a powerful tool for photographers and videographers alike. This super steady mount can capture stunning panoramic photos or smooth panning video. You can use Virtuoso with just about any camera or camcorder, from your DSLR to your iPhone. We’ve also included a 90 mm optical tube and two eyepieces for astronomical observing.


Our price: $250.00 (€217.50)
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Star Adventurer Astro Package

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a user-friendly and multi-function mount to satisfy all your needs for astronomy, astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Also, it contains preprogrammed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.

The Astro Package includes the Star Adventurer mount, polar scope illuminator, and dec bracket. Optional EQ base is available.

OTA, tripod and counterweight kit are not included.


Our price: $329.00 (€286.23)
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Star Adventurer Photo Package

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a user-friendly and multi-function mount to satisfy all your needs for astronomy, astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Also, it contains preprogrammed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.

The Photo Package includes the Star Adventurer mount, polar scope illuminator, and ball head adapter. Optional EQ base is available.

Camera and tripod are not included.


Our price: $319.00 (€277.53)
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