Mount Options

1. Mount for telescopes with altitude bearings.
2. Mount and
fitted altitude bearings.
3. Mount, Clamshell rings and altitude bearings.

Collapsible or solid.
Finished or kits.

Individually designed to precisely fit your telescope, CNC manufacture ensures your mount is a precision product.

Mirror Cells

Our Standard mirror cells are designed using PLOP for optimal placement of supports pads. Cells for 8", 10" and 12.5" pirmaries are 3/4" Baltic Birch, very solid and lightweight, compact design, and manufactured individually.

New! Inexpensive 6" mirror cells are now available.

Universal cells adjust for 8" to 13.1", conical mirrors or standard primary mirrors.

Clamshell Rings

CNC cut Clamshell Rings matching the hole pattern you need. Hinged on one side, closing securely with thumb screws transversely in abutting pair of boards.

Bottom images: Clamshell ring kit for a Losmandy DUP and finished rings for lighter weight applications. Tell us what you need, we'll send dimensioned drawings!

Finished or kits.


Altitude Bearings
Tube Fitted And Flat-Sided

Larger bearings allow much finer altitude control, smoother motion, and eliminates balance problems when changing eyepieces. Don't use small bearings!

Available with curved tube supports as shown, or Flat-Sided for mounting on a mirror box.

Finished or kits.

ATM Parts

FRP strips 3/4" and 1" for altitude bearings in stock.

FRP Rings for azimuth bearings cut to your size.

Virgin Teflon: 0.75"x1", 1.0"x1.0" and 1.25"x1.25" all countersunk, with screws.

Aluminum Tubes up to 12" outside diameter.

Wooden End Rings to protect telescope tubes.

Custom Designed Parts

If you have a part that would benefit from our design and CNC manufacturing, e-mail us.
We'll work with you, providing preliminary drawings, and an affordable cost estimate.

No job is unwelcome. Making parts for amateur astronomers is part of our enjoyment of the hobby.

E-mail to: contact at astrogoods dot com